Félix Petit (aka FELP) brings out the big guns on F.I.N.I., a dense trap-inspired song with a spectacular outburst of electro-jazz. This fourth single is his last before the release of HELP, his debut album, out via Bonsound this Friday, June 9th. To mark the occasion, FELP will perform live at the Montréal International Jazz Festival on July 7th, alongside the special guests featured on his album.
For this two-part sonic adventure, the Montreal composer, multi-instrumentalist and beatmaker teams up with none other than Hubert Lenoir, a long-time collaborator whom Félix has worked with both on stage (as saxophonist and keyboardist) and in the studio (as producer and arranger).
Together, the two protagonists deliver a memorable track with a precise, melodious rhythm and a tight, well-paced flow. F.I.N.I.'s lyrics reveal a side of Hubert Lenoir that is both funny and abrasive, referencing everything from aviation to Steely Dan and Michael McDonald.
FELP's first solo album is all about teamwork. With a flair for collaborations of all kinds since his early days as a saxophonist, FELP now surrounds himself with a horde of musician friends, including Klô Pelgag, Laurence-Anne, Greg Beaudin, Hawa B, Em Pompa and Miqi O., who lend their voices and songwriting skills to the project. Hence the title, HELP, which evokes an outstretched hand.
On HELP, the prolific Montreal musician blends genres to offer a unique mix of experimental hip-hop, indie pop, R&B and electro-jazz. Renowned for having worked with some of the most talented Quebec artists of our time (Les Louanges, Hubert Lenoir, Safia Nolin), FELP presents an eclectic musical landscape on his first Bonsound release, which follows two self-produced mini-albums that came out in 2015 and 2017.
Credits - F.I.N.I.
Written and composed by Hubert Lenoir and Félix Petit
Hubert Chiasson : Vocals
William Côté : Drums, triangle
Jérémi Roy : Electric bass, SH-09
Gabriel Godbout-Castonguay : Piano, synths
Félix Petit : Flute, saxophone, synths, programming