Vancouver based musician and producer Felix Cartal makes music that is dance floor friendly but still works outside the environment of a sweaty club. He puts a lot of emphasis on melody and mood, as you can hear on new track Faces which features guest vocals from Toronto musician Veronica.
Faces is the perfect synergy between producer and singer, with Veronica’s vocals adding extra layers of feeling to an arrangement that already knows how to trigger an emotional response. Subtle in tone though less so in message, it blends elements of trance, Scandipop and downtempo to deliver a sound that gets the feet moving as it gets the heart racing and the mind thinking.
The duo spoke about the inspiration behind the track and its lyrics: “Faces is about getting over our fear and remembering that we’re all human, and that trying to connect with someone on a real, in-person level is important.”. Veronica echoes his sentiment, saying “We want to remind anyone listening that there’s nothing more important than the people we surround ourselves with, so don’t hide from the faces.”
Faces is out now via Physical Presents – you can find out more about how to stream and download the track here. The single will also feature on Felix’s forthcoming album and coincides with the start of new residency at Drai’s Beach Club in Las Vegas.