Felishia

Felishia

BandPopRock

Biography

Born and brought up in Cleveland, Ohio is a very talented 18 year old singer/songwriter, Felishia.

Felishia’s exotic appearance blended with her distinct, strong voice is easy to identify and yet hard to find. Felishia’s passion for music began at the early age of 4, where she started with formal piano training. By the age of 9, Felishia started becoming serious about singing, and by the age of 14, her songwriting was beginning to develop. At the same time, she was taking dance, a talent that complements her musical skills. While consistently ranking in the top percentile of her school in academics, and being captain of her speech and debate team throughout her high school years, she continued her pursuit of music, and hip hop dance.

During her senior year of high school, she was introduced to producer Michael Seifert, a gold and platinum award winning music producer. His associations include Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Tori Amos, Francis Ford Coppola, and MTV to name a few. He watched clips of Felishia performing on stage, and despite his busy schedule, Michael, along with Cactus 12 band member Jimmy Weaver, was more than willing to help Felishia in creating her demo.

After 3 months in the studio, Felishia is proud to announce the release of her original four-song EP, which clearly defines her unique talent. “Just Let Go” demonstrates an upbeat melodic pop sound with a rock edge incomparable to other pop stars. On the “Paradise” track, Felishia’s Indian heritage shines through with the interesting blend of classical sitar and edgy pop/rock genre.

Refreshing in style and sound, Felishia continues to thrive musically while refining her unprecedented talent. “I want people to recognize the diverse yet popular sounds of my music. My hope is that the music and lyrics touch people, and they can relate it to their own experiences in life. While I write from personal experience or observations, I would like everyone to find in the music what speaks to them. Each song tells a story, and continues on a journey.”

"My Influences include Madonna, Janet Jackson, Alanis Morissette, Fiona Apple, Gwen Stefani, Mariah Carey, Sean Paul, Incubus and Death Cab for Cutie".

"What sets me apart from other artists, is my mysterious sound. My songs are an interesting blend of several genres, including rock, pop, and jazz. In addition, the last song on my demo, "Paradise" has an East Indian instrument in it; the sitar. It gives it a very cultural and ethnic flare. It is very refreshing".

"While my parents got me involved in almost every sport and extra-curricular you can name, I happened to find my path to singing/songwriting and dancing on my own. One day I just tried singing in my room, and couldn't stop. Soon, I found singing, dancing, and performing in general helped me through hard times. The emotions and passion I felt in every day life was shown through these various art forms. No other feeling in the world can compare to my happiness while I perform. I also know that there are no female Indian artists who are prominent in the American entertainment industry. It is a goal of mine to be among the first".

Lyrics

Hey You

Written By: Felishia

Verse 1:

Hey you
Why can't you see me here?
I've been waiting for so long.

Hey you
What you do is so unclear.
Now it's time for me to move along.

No, I don't, need you anymore.

Chorus:

Looking back, I was so foolish.
I felt so useless.
Playing that game.

But now that I,
am done with your mess.
No need to be stressed.
Done playing that game.

Verse 2:

Hey you
Why can't I be what you want?
And everything that you adore?

Hey you
I seem to have forgot.
What it is I came for.

No, I don't, need you anymore.

Repeat Chorus

Bridge:

Everything makes sense now that I'm leaving you behind,
oh baby
I won't turn 'round, I've wasted enough of my time.
Nothing can stop me now cuz I'm not ever changing my mind.

Repeat Chorus

Paradise

Written By: Felishia

Verse 1:

I catch my breath,
Like I've never tasted air.
So excited,
I can barely make it there.
Tantalize,
All my senses baby.
Exotic sounds,
make my mind go crazy.

Chorus:

Here, in my skin, I feel so alive cuz I'm in paradise.
Can't believe that I am reaching,
Such complete happiness.

Verse 2:

Rendez-vouz in a place where we won't care.
The rest of the world, seems to slowly dissapear.
Serenade me to a quiet slumber and, hush-hush baby, everything becomes so perfect, yeah.

Repeat Chorus

Bridge:

I hope that this will never end
And I fear that
If I wake this will be pretend
So don't wake me
For now just let me be in paradise.

Repeat Chorus

Hypnotize Me

Written By: Felishia

Verse 1:

I finally found a way to deal with my greatest addiction...
I take a deep breath, relax, and give in.

Over time I've come to find that you're my favorite fiction...
I'm never alone, I always find you in my thoughts and in my dreams.

Chorus:

Your love is so, beautiful,
It hypnotizes me.

Your touch is so, sensual,
It hypnotizes me.

Verse 2:

Don't be a fool, collect your cool, I gotta keep it together...
Just let me be, no hold me closer.

Can't give it up, you're all I have and so I'll hold on forever...
Now take me away, to that secret place where only we can go.

Repeat Chorus

Bridge:

So baby,
I'll take a breath tonight.
Then I'll meet you,
in my mind.
So baby,
give me one more try.
Then I'll close my eyes and imagine your arms around me.

Repeat Chorus

Discography

EP: Just Let Go

1. "Just Let Go"
2. "Hypnotize Me"
3. "Hey You"
4. "Paradise"