Simone Felice has released the sparse and strikingly poignant, “Year Around The Sun.” The song is the first release from an unnamed album which will come out in 2022.
“I wrote this song on New Year’s morning, 2021,” says Felice, “I woke up feeling empty inside. Like an old cornhusk battered by the wind. I’m sure the whisky in my whisky the night before helped me arrive there. I think it’s important to recognize and own the raw fact that we’ve all just been through the most surreal collective trauma this past year and more: seemingly endless lockdowns, constant fear and confusion, a recalibration of what’s real and what’s important. My hope is that perhaps with a little help from our friends, music, laughter, and time, we’ll find a rebirth.”
The song was recorded at the mountaintop studio in the idyllic Catskills in upstate NY, that he built with long-time friend, producer, and arranger/engineer David Baron. His production and co-writing over recent years with the likes of The Lumineers, Bat For Lashes, Jade Bird, Matt Maeson Feat. Lana Del Rey, and indeed The Felice Brothers, the band he formed in 2006 and left in subsequent years; have kept him busy. “Year Around The Sun” marks his first music under his own name with proper distribution since 2014.
Felice headlines London’s Lexington on 25th October. The show is preceded on 23rd October with a date at Radio Woodstock’s new studios in an historic turn-of-the-century church just outside of Woodstock, in West Hurley, NY.