Move over Certified Lover Boy, because the North has a smooth wordsmith who is bringing the heat to freestyles and ballads alike.
Not every rapper can hold their own on melodic tracks, but Ottawa’s City Fidelia is proving to be the exception. Following hot on the heels of his last single, “Soulmate” with Shelley FKA DRAM, the Canadian rapper is back with another banger, “Therapeudick”.
A clever play on words, “Therapeudick” sees Fidelia bring contrast to the concept of healing with the catharsis of TLC. Giving his fans a unique glimpse of male vulnerability, he admits he doesn’t have all the answers and sometimes just needs a reset from it all.
The record drips with the steamy sensuality you could expect from a bonafide R&B crooner, but this bedroom slow jam is just the start of Fidelia scratching the surface of his adaptability as an artist. Fidelia flexes his sonic versatility on “Therapeudick”– both with the pen and his vocals.
With production from the equally-diverse palette of Fidelia’s brother, producer/rapper/singer Jeff Sanon and Goldstripes, “Therapeudick” has that polished touch that makes its soundscape magnetizing. From the soft background vocals to the elasticky bass, you know care was invested into its execution. Seductive and opulent, “Therapeudick” is like a full-bodied glass of red wine to the R&B music connoisseur.
Ending with an outro that serves as the perfect dance break, “Therapeudick” is short, sweet, and keeps the anticipation building for what’s next. Like a puzzle, Fidelia has been strategically releasing tracks off of his impending album, Painkiller, that speak to the vices we all crave in pursuit of healing. The last tease before Painkiller drops this fall, “Therapeudick” perfectly ties in the concept of therapy with some classic R&B magic.
Get deep into “Therapeudick” by City Fidelia above.