Genre: Alternative Rock, Chamber Pop
Label: Rexius Records
Thinking with the Heart
A romantic theatricality permeates Day Felice’s chamber/art pop, a Swedish band founded by singer-songwriter and actor David Lindström. Their multi-layered lyrics can remind you of Rufus Wainwright; but their love for colorful, cinematic emotional contrasts reveals a wide range of influences stretching from last century’s iconic singer-songwriters to 2000s piano rock (Coldplay, Muse).
Lindström is one of those personalities where art precedes the medium. Born in Borås to a writer father, his exposure to the public eye has been established through acting. After kick-starting his career in Sweden through an appearance in “Blå Ögon” (2014), he got a role as Sigurd on HBO’s “Vikings” (2016).
The Gothenburg-based quintet was conceived in 2018, soon after Lindström got signed to Rexius Records. He had been training as a pianist since childhood and participating in various ensembles, but his initial releases with the label in 2019 presented him as a solo artist. His debut single “Autumn” earned him a feature on prominent Swedish blog Popmuzik and a warm reception among European audiences.
The band’s future pianist happened to be his roommate. Along came the other members of the ensemble, all of them based in one of Sweden’s most musically rich cities. They’ve been performing together since 2019, but their single “Are We Ever” (2020) was their first official release as a band.
The years of Lindström’s piano training are still very present in their songs, characterized by a great emphasis on theatrical arrangements and jazzy (at times almost classical) harmony. But however intricate this instrumental approach might sound, it’s balanced with simple, memorable melodies. A lyrical combination of youthful energy with adult cynicism sets Day Felice apart from similar pop acts.
Their upcoming release “Stardust” will be available on January 29th and is part of a series of singles leading to Day Felice’s second album, out in the spring of 2021.
“He writes songs from his heart, with big melodies and a pretty timeless and genre free approach.“– Nordic Music Review