Stolen Seats-[FELIVAND]

“Thank you to all of the incredible co-producers & co-writers that I got to meet and work with on this album. When I was younger I was naively hesitant to write with other producers because I wasn’t sure if I would be able to express myself as authentically. But writing this album taught me that it does the complete opposite & can be so powerful & encourage so much growth! Thank you for giving me the space to explore sounds I wouldn’t have been able to execute by myself & the unique & special connections made during that process” – FELIVAND If you’re a dedicated reader of my articles, you’ll know that FELIVAND is one of my favorite artists among all genres. I’ve been a fan of her warm neo-soul music since 2017, and my admiration for her creative talents hasn’t ceased whatsoever. Fast-forward to 2022, and the gifted Brisbane, Australian singer, songwriter and producer has released her debut album entitled Ties on all platforms. To no surprise, the LP contains zero skips; all twelve songs are equally passionate and memorable for your blessed ears. “Stolen Seats” is one of the tracks that’s received a visual so far, which wonderfully brings 

Butterfly Wings – [FELIVAND] x [Wes Singerman] x [Taydex]

“Sometimes I feel really protected and guided by a higher universal force and other times I feel defeated and clueless as to why things happen the way they do. I wrote this song when I felt directly in the middle of those two perspectives. Animation felt really fitting for ‘Butterfly Wings’ as it meant we could be playful and fluid with our ideas and create the glowy, curious, celestial sort of realm I had in mind” – FELIVAND Brisbane, Australia’s superstar artist FELIVAND returns to Lyrical Lemonade with a fresh new track titled “Butterfly Wings.” Produced by Wes Singerman and Taydex, the track employs a modern instrumental groove to accompany FELIVAND’s warm neo-soul vocals. As if she were rapping, the entire song flows seamlessly despite alternating its pace multiple times over. Unsurprisingly, the chorus is memorably addictive; a quality that listeners can always count on in FELIVAND’s music. Conceptually the track is spiritual, but even without context the otherworldly energy is immediately felt via the glorious production and vocal counterparts. Overall, “Butterfly Wings” is yet another exceptional addition to FELIVAND’s catalog and additional testament to why she’s one of my favorite artists. Have a listen below!

Where Were You – [FELIVAND] x [Chris Mazuera]

“I wrote this song after realizing someone wasn’t there for me in a way I thought they would be & this song was a huge outlet for me and that feeling” – FELIVAND Brisbane, Australia’s star artist FELIVAND returns to Lyrical Lemonade with a dazzling new single titled “Where Were You.” The singer, songwriter and producer returns from her well-deserved hiatus following the release of her impressive (2020) Nerve EP.  “Where Were You” is accompanied with a Jennifer Embelton directed music video; the picturesque visuals beautifully capture FELIVAND’s emotions as she comes to terms with a distressing reality. Sonically her vocals are refined as always, and the drum-led instrumentation is met with harmonious co-production from Chris Mazuera. The chorus is sung with a signature level of elegance that’s universally present in her discography, and each lyric seems to receive an equal amount of emphasis to lay out the song’s theme. As one of my favorite artists, I couldn’t be more satisfied with this offering and look forward to hearing whatever else FELIVAND has in store for the remainder of this year. Peep the visuals for “Where Were You” below!


FELIVAND has been the sweetest treat of my week so far after discovering the beautiful talent through my discover weekly playlist. During a night of mindless scrolling, my attention was waring thin as I wasn’t able to find any new tunes that sparked my interest. Right before throwing in the towel for the night, I came across a song called, “Ebb & Flow” that completely changed the trajectory of my evening. I must’ve played the song on repeat for about 3 hours because all of a sudden, it was 4am without any time seeming to have passed by. Once I listened enough, it was time to focus on the individual who crafted such a masterpiece and it was at this moment when I became obsessed with Australian based artist, FELIVAND. 21-year-old Felicity Vanderveen AKA FELIVAND is the next best thing to come out of Australia and her music is nothing but sheer proof of that statement. The young artist sings with the passion and conviction of a seasoned superstar while maintaining the grace and young beauty that her age reflects. Certain artists only come around once in a while. I’m talking about the Greats. The artists who shift culture. The 

Midsummer Sun – [FELIVAND] x [Alan McConnel]

21-year-old producer, singer and songwriter FELIVAND returns with her latest single “Midsummer Sun.” Following her lead single “Trajectory,” which received praise from us at Lyrical Lemonade, COLORS, NME (Australia), and more, “Midsummer Sun” serves as the second track off the rising Australian neo-soul artist’s forthcoming second EP Nerve, which is due on October 16th. According to the singer, Nerve represents a maturation of her sound; a seamless transition into a slinkier, darker shade of pop that broadens her creative horizons. The project also captures the natural element of anticipatory rush that an artist experiences while coming of age. Co-written & co-produced by Allan McConnel, “Midsummer Sun” dreamily lulls the listener with nostalgia before revealing the vibrancy that lies underneath.  In an artistically acute fashion, FELIVAND employs the painful pull of caring for someone who doesn’t care enough for themselves; she details the helplessness and questioning of watching them give into their own self-destructive tendencies. The strikingly resolute synth chords, crunchy percussion, and warm earthy melodies of FELIVAND bridge the smooth styles of Jorja Smith and Solange, with shades of IGOR-era Tyler, the Creator. Along with this new single, I’ve had the unique privilege of listening to FELIVAND’s upcoming EP, which is simply stunning in every regard. Had she not been one of my favorite vocalists before, Nerve all but 

Trajectory – [FELIVAND]

I first heard of FELIVAND, a phenomenally gifted singer out of Brisbane Australia, when I heard her vocals on Dominic Pierce’s hit record “Still.” Real name Felicity Vanderleen, FELIVAND is a singer, multi-instrumentalist, and producer –  all of which encompass her versatility and originality as a young, yet established artist. With a heaven-scent voice, FELIVAND frequently demonstrates capability in inflection, transitioning from high and low pitched notes with ease. Two years since “Still,” not only is FELIVAND still releasing music, but she’s exceeding her previous work; quite frankly, it’s not even close. Her latest song, “Trajectory,” is an up-beat offering with production from herself and Allan McConnell. Despite the track’s beginning subtle tempo, it gains steam rather quickly, particularly at the cue of the addictive chorus. The entire theme of the release is FELIVAND making her intentions clear (to an ex) that the respective individual is off her radar or ‘trajectory.’ Check out the creative music video below, which was directed and produced by Levi Cranston. Be sure to read the description for additional key credits as well.