The Poetry of Quiet Acceptance
The sober but emotionally compelling single “Silence” is Swedish singer-songwriter Day Felice’s continuation after his summer debut. His instrumental approach elicits associations to Tom Odell, however with a powerful straightforward poetry reminiscent of Rufus Wainwright.
“Silence” constitutes the most poetic track of Felice’s upcoming album, depicting the serene acknowledgment of loss. A minimalistic song in an otherwise theatrical selection, with an evolving piano texture that keeps the music slowly moving forward like a bicycle on a foggy autumn road.
“The song handles the emptiness that remains when something important has faded away, and the resulting inner conflict when you don’t fully allow yourself to move on.”, Day Felice explains. “You let go of the guilt and dwelling, realizing you can’t control the emptiness or silence. You just need to let go.”
Felice’s classical roots are evident in his piano performance, where the musical content is never static. This differentiates his sound from 2000s piano rock. But the song is still definitely pop, owing in great part to the production of Alexander Asp (better known for “Cold Winter Love”).
The creativity behind Day Felice’s lyrics is inspired to a certain degree by his experience in the acting world. His career kicked off through an appearance in “Blå Ögon” (2014), later progressing into a role as Sigurd on HBO’s “Vikings” (2016).
After playing with various musical ensembles, Day Felice got signed to Rexius Records in the beginning of 2018 and released his debut single “Autumn” last summer. The track earned him a feature on prominent Swedish blog Popmuzik and a warm reception among European audiences.
Felice is now preparing for the release of “Silence” in September the 6th, followed by his debut album “Go On” later this fall.