Saint Felix first heard Michael Jackson’s Dangerous at the age of seven, becoming enamoured with his pop-aesthetic, which profoundly affected his own style and sound. ‘Vocally we were really channeling Michael Jackson's kind of smooth whispering style of singing,’ said Saint Felix. ‘Falsetto is a big feature in a lot of my tracks as a result.’ This was blended with ‘Bowie-esque sounds, which really come out in the lower-range’ - Bowie also having had considerable influence Saint Felix’s sound.
This is essentially a dance-track with heavy pop-sensibilities, in the same vein as Pnau and, particularly, Friendly Fires.
The track was produced by Kalju Tonuma, renowned for his work with The Temper Trap - a band which Saint Felix bares similarity to - and The Mavis’s, with further production done by Daniel Nixon.
‘Speak/Lie’ is available on Soundcloud, and will be digitally released on Friday March 6th.
Written by Julius Epworth