11 Jul Ian Felice To Release Debut Solo Album + UK Tour Dates On Sale
We’re very excited to be bringing you Ian Felice’s debut solo album In The Kingdom Of Dreams, which will be out on 25th August. Ian is, of course, the lead singer and songwriter of The Felice Brothers whose first record Tonight At The Arizona came out on Loose almost exactly ten years ago. Since then, the band have released eight further albums and continue to tour.
Scroll down to hear the title track, In The Kingdom Of Dreams, which’ll be available to download from this Friday.
In The Kingdom Of Dreams was recorded in Ian’s childhood home of Palenville NY, with fellow Felice Brothers James Felice on keys, Simone Felice on drums and Josh Rawson on bass. Simone Felice was on production duties, having recently co-written and co-produced recent hit albums from The Lumineers and Bat For Lashes.
Here’s what Ian tells us about his album:-
“When I began writing the songs that would become In The Kingdom Of My Dreams many were based on memories of my past but not necessarily all literal or in a logical sequence. I became interested in the pull between reality and unreality and also in how time affects memory. By the end of 2016 I was run down from touring America, riding out the storm of political mania and juggling a few personal dilemmas (including the revelation that I would soon be a father). The Kingdom Of Dreams became a place where I could escape from the numbing flood of data that permeates modern life and try to unravel pieces of my past, rearrange memories with dreams or lines from my imagination and construct something that functioned outside the limits of reality. Many of the songs deal with childhood memories of Palenville and its people, like the song “In Memoriam” which is partly about the death of my stepfather when I was 8, “Water Street” that confronts my fears of becoming a father, or “21st Century” that deals with mental illness and politics on a more universal level. It only seemed right that I should make the album there, along the green banks of the Katterskill Creek and with my brother Simone as producer. The result is a pretty reflective record that hopefully blows some cobwebs from the window of my psyche. Many of the things that I was writing at the time didn’t work as songs and so I published a companion book of poetry, Hotel Swampland.”
Album pre-orders begin on Friday, which is when you’ll also be able to head over to ianfelice.com and nab yourself a copy of Ian’s book of poetry or perhaps pick up a related painting.
Ian Felice will be embarking on an intimate solo tour of the UK in November. Tickets are on sale now via the links & listings up there on the right.