Equalisation collaborates with Oxford’s Felix New for this single, bringing together the best of two creative worlds – retro electronic soundscapes, and crisp, characterful vocals that lay out clear intentions in a comforting, somewhat nostalgic manner.
Tipping its hat just slightly towards the likes of Audio Bullys, yet never leaning so far as to become overly energetic or loud, My Own Way breathes optimism and possibility into the room.
The lyrics and the artistic choices alike present a sense of individuality, inspiring listeners to follow their own pathways in life. At the same time, the subtle and quiet confidence in Felix’ voice delivers the sentiments in an authentic fashion. You believe this to be his truth, and as the soundscape slowly envelops you, his truth becomes one to be shared and embraced in this moment.
Between them as solo acts, Equalisation and Felix New have released dozens of original tracks. In this case, Felix’ lyricism, his ability to balance spoken word segments alongside simple, catchy yet non-intrusive melodies, meets with a uniquely ambient, stylish and somewhat minimal production style, to offer a track that stands tall for its own creative strength and purpose.
2020 has been hinting at some of the best music to emerge in quite some time, and the UK is set to introduce a plethora of artists well and truly involved in that shift. I look forward to hearing more.
Download or stream the single here as of March 6th.