Following the irresistibly energetic “Pot of Gold” and his Vevo Ctrl live performance, trailblazing rapper, singer, songwriter, and producer, Felly, has unveiled his new single “Bones” from his upcoming album, ‘Young Fel 2.’ Popularly known for soulful songs like “Heartstrings” featuring Carlos Santana and an undeniable energy to his music, Felly has once again produced a hit with “Bones” and ‘Young Fel 2,’ the official sequel to Felly’s 2016 debut EP. The new album features his experimental blend of traditional rap, indie rock, and soul; revisiting the original EP’s childlike and playful nature, but with a new-age mindset paired with darker tones that align with the album’s release date during Felly’s favorite month of the year – October.
“Bones” was created by an all-star cast of collaborators, including A-list co-writer Jesse St. John, who wrote the Billboard number-one single, “Truth Hurts,” by Lizzo, “Something’s Gotta Give” for Camila Cabello, and songs for Britney Spears, Charli XCX, Lauv and many others. The single was co-produced by Midi Jones, who co-produced 2021’s “Dancing With The Devil” for Demi Lovato, “Naked” for Ella Mai, and has worked with Alessia Cara, Galantis and many others. “Bones” was also co-produced by Todd Pritchard, who has production credits on songs by Tory Lanez, NBA Youngboy, Trippie Redd, Tinashe and G-Eazy.
Speaking about the meaning of the song, Felly stated, “Bones is the succession of heartbreak. It’s the feeling of like, once you’ve gotten over your heart hurting for someone else that it’s not even about them anymore – it’s about you. Your longing to not feel crushed anymore. It’s almost this pathetic request to feel ok, to feel loved.” Felly continues, “It’s more primal than it is emotional. I wrote it with two of my new favorite producers out here in LA. Midi Jones and Todd Pritchard. I just feel like they’re so good at what they do and see us having many more records together although this is our first one. I even made Todd sing on it which turned out amazing. Hardest beat of all time by the way.”
Felly is the latest signee to 300 Entertainment, home to Young Thug, Megan Thee Stallion, Gunna, and many more. At age 13, Felly began making soulful beats on a MPC500 (with legends like Sam Cooke, Betty LaVette and Barbra Streisand as sample references), inspired by newfound creativity after his dad’s passing at just 8 years old. His music aims to mimic the universe’s energy, using that same life force to tackle existential moments with positivity. With Felly’s continuous output of work, he has gained over 1.3 million monthly listeners, over 300 million streams across platforms, has had 5 nation-wide tours, and has received critical praise from Billboard, GRAMMY.com, XXL, HypeBeast, and more.
Felly is welcoming fans to the next chapter with his third album, Young Fel 2. The album, out October 22nd, is a full-circle moment that celebrates how far Felly’s career has excelled after recording Young Fel 1 with his college friends. His previous album Mariposa saw Felly unabashedly uncovering layers of himself. His most recent releases, “Fast Car” and “Still Young” took fans on a ride by discussing the concept of time and celebrating life and vitality. Now, Felly is taking a clear look at what he’s learned, how he’s evolved, and where he wants to go – Young Fel 2 is a journey through music. The album presents Felly’s distinct sound with a twist. It is partly inspired by a growing curiosity about spirituality through hobbies like meditation and collecting religious art. Experimenting with folk-inspired tunes and an evolving alternative sound, Young Fel 2 is a blend of classic hip-hop/indie hybrid tracks with a new-to-Felly future sound.