Felix Cartal is set to release his 2nd LP, Different Faces, through Dim Mak records on March 27. EARMILK will be sitting down with Felix next Monday for an interview, which will be posted the following day along with an in-depth review of the album for our second installation of the series Earmilk Presents. In the meantime, we are excited to bring to you an exclusive first listen to the track “Higher (feat. New Ivory).”
Prior to Different Faces, Felix has been known for his heavy, aggressive, sweat-inducing dance floor tracks. Fans of his earlier sets will be pleased to find Different Faces contains a plethora of chest-throbbing tracks, but as showcased by the singles “Don’t Turn on the Lights” and “Black to White,” Felix is using his 2nd LP to broadcast a new-found versatility in his production.
Having matured his sound over previous works, Felix set out to create “memorable music” on the forthcoming album. “Higher” is the working embodiment of what “memorable music” depicts. In a reflective appearance, the song bellows that there is “A fine line between bravery and insanity,” engrossed with lyrics by label-mates New Ivory. Layered seamlessly over Felix’s fueling beats, the lyrics alone are sure to bring many fans teetering along that line. Whether fist-pumping in the club or banging your steering-wheel in the car, this track is enough to get you going.
Not being pigeonholed to any one sound, Felix Cartal is looking to transcend his music to a new level, and whether that means dropping club bangers or melodic ballads — Felix will not go unnoticed. With new tools in his arsenal, his upcoming album looks to have something for everyone, from the seasoned vets to the ‘wet behind the ear’ rookie.