The Felix
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The Felix

New York City, NY | Established. Jan 01, 2016

New York City, NY
Established on Jan, 2016
Band Alternative Pop




"The Felix Unleash "Still Holding On""

The Felix makes us want want to cry and dance at the same time with their new single “Still Holding On.” With their retro synth lines and washy electronic percussion, the track’s slick production has a way of taking us back while propelling us into the future.

We’re pining for our long lost lovers with this one. Think of “Still Holding On” as a modernized, chill take on Robyn’s “Dancing On My Own.” The Felix have created a sonic electro-pop wonderland that’s painted with nostalgia. Not to mention, with the exception of a touch of reverb and delay, there’s a raw, emotive, characteristic about the vocals in the track. If you’re an indie pop fan – this track is worth the listen. The Felix announced that this would be the first of a batch of new singles and we are excited for it! - Paste Magazine

"The Felix – ‘Still Holding On’"

Summer, the time of fun, sun, and heat! Especially the heat! But for the likes of a duo called The Felix, who became a thing during the summertime of 2016, releasing their debut single “Coming Back”. It would follow with a handful of other tracks, catching onto a wide range of services across the net, including Spotify playlists for instance. But that is not all, for The Felix have had their content surpass over one million streams via Spotify alone. Now that alone is saying something or other is it not?

In any case though The Felix have gotten a handful of tracks out and about including most recent being “Still Holding On”. But before jumping into their musical material as it were, here’s some insight into the lifelong friendship of Jeffrey James and Blake Skipper, who had begun producing songs together with one mission. To create something beautiful, from the skeletons in their closets, of influences they had growing up mixed in with personal experiences and experiential storytelling. That said, it takes a conscious combination of electronic synth pop music, thrown in with some indie rock and urban influences, that spans across multiple decades that has built a solid ground for The Felix’s style and sound.

It has made an emotive measured amount of tunes that has allowed for them to connect with all of those who is a lover of all genres. After developing their source of style and sound though, this twosome have been spending the first part of 2017 writing and recording more material, while working said work into their live set and will be releasing even further singles between now and the rest of their career of course.

Going back to “Still Holding On”, though, it takes that combination of genre mixing to create a style of sound, that is very much alike to that of Muse crosses with Coldplay. The melodies of the music at least, sounds a lot like those acts source of style at the most part. Vocalization wise The Felix has vocals that pretty much just glide atop the music than stand out above it. It is not really a bad thing or a good thing, it is just a thing, that works for itself and for The Felix. They have got a unique style of source, that has an upbeat tone, catchy rhythms, with such an appealing source of drive, that it directs the music and vocals, into a happy yet easy going pace of feeling.

In which it brings us to the lyrics and meaning of this track, which is of course a relationship. The song going into the details about the person being stuck inside the moment, of when the two people first connected. Only one of them feeling this way while the other did not feel the same way at least not yet. It has a lot of meaning and heart to it. It brings to mind your own personal love lives you have experienced before or currently experiencing in some sort of way. Having you left asking why am I “Still Holding On”.

Nevertheless though, The Felix’s “Still Holding On”, track is one of those that will surely take this act places, more so than their debut single had done. They will be doing stuff even more so than before, expanding their musical horizons with craft and creativity with little to no issues at all. - Skope Mag

"The Felix Are Still Holding On"

Every so often we will be a little behind on something (well, it happens more often than we will care to admit), but even if we are, some songs just need to be shared. One of those tracks is “Still Holding On” by The Felix. The New York City duo of Jeffrey James and Blake Skipper has created a beautiful, enchanting track that is equal parts nostalgia and forward progression.

The lifelong friends have taken the synth-driven electro-pop genre and turned it into a smooth, honest indie rock track that is filled with winding soundscapes and steady percussion. The Felix, because of their longstanding partnership, have found a way to balance their love for synthetic beats and melodies with the organic, warming vocals.

“Still Holding On” will encompass a wider audience than just the electro-pop crowd as their lyrics are poetry in a storyteller’s fashion. Their laid back style can be attributed to their wide and eclectic influences. The Manhattan boys will be releasing additional tracks throughout the summer so keep an eye out and hopefully this will the first of many great down-tempo summer song.

You can listen to the single, “Still Holding On” by The Felix, on YouTube below or feel free to head over to their SoundCloud page to catch the new single and their previously released tracks! - Lemonade Magazine


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The Felix is the hard-won result of Songwriter and Lyricist Jeffrey James and Producer and Instrumentalist Blake Skipper who met a long time ago in New York City. 

James (originally from MD) and Skipper (originally from GA) craft songs that seem made in the wee hours of the morning, when the city catches up to you and you long for the simpler days back home. 

Pulling inspiration from the folk singers and rockstars of a time they are too young to remember, The Felix deliver something timeless that is hard to forget.