Photos by Rasmus Blind
Today, Felix De Luca is releasing his new single ‘All me’. In short, it’s great. By the first tone of this single, it is clear that Felix De Luca has thrown himself into a softer sound mix that I’m used to. The track starts off as calm an easy and then flips into a more recognisable hard hip hop beat known from other Felix De Luca tracks.
Throughout the track I’m captivated by the crispy female voice of featuring Ms. Melissa from Christiania, who is sprinkling her gentle vocals on top of the hard beat in the chorus. But despite the very noticeable beat in the foreground, there is a continuously laid back guitar play simmering rhythmically under the surface. The guitar play actually forms the melody of the song, and it’s almost cheerful but calm. Not adjectives I would normally use to describe Felix’ hard core hip hop tracks, but this time I have to.
Now I’m not saying this is not hard core, and I’m not saying that he is moving away from his normal style either AT ALL! I’m just saying that I really like this experimental vibe of his. And having a female artist featuring on this specific track only benefits the song with a contrast to his boyish vocals and impressively fast flow.
I feel, that with this single Felix De Luca might be expanding his followers a lot. Its style is appealing to a wide audience and the softer melodic expression, I think, think will possibly attract a lot of RnB lovers.
Even though the sound is a bit different than usual, Felix De Luca still manages to write lyrics that touches upon his stand on issues in society. A nice mix – kinda like delivering a difficult message with a bunch of roses.
In ‘All me’ Felix De Luca’s voice is jaunty and raw on its own, so I’m actually not missing the dark sounds in this case. I like the fact that he can do a little bit of both, and ‘All me’ is even something I would enjoy on a mellow Sunday walk. Thank you for showing me your versatility, Felix. I like it!