Felix Cartal links up with pop star Kiiara on a brand new single ‘Happy Hour‘ Via Physical Presents
Felix Cartal and celebrated songstress Kiiara defy the usual industry standards and allow their creativity to guide them on their latest single. “Happy Hour” is an uplifting tune paired with wry, personal lyrics that will provide the next anthem for 2021.
Felix Cartal shares about the new single: “The idea and lyrics for this song were created during a writing session in Norway. I think my time in Scandinavia was really beneficial to my songwriting process because they have this effortless approach to pop writing. We had a breakthrough when we started thinking of juxtaposing ‘Happy Hour’ with darker lyrics. It kind of all fell together once we figured out how to attack it, and I dub it my ‘uplifting loser anthem.’ It felt sort of pop, but sort of unconventional, and to have Kiiara feature on it was unreal because I felt that her pop music has that same unpredictable quality.”
He has also seen support from BBC Radio 1‘s Danny Howard and Diplo & Friends and SiriusXM Chill has also heavily supported several singles, while his Weekend Workout radio show was featured on SiriusXM Diplo’s Revolution.
Kiiara shares about the collaboration, “Felix and I have been meaning to work together on an original song of our own for years. I’ve always been a fan of his work. I remember him sending me a remix of my song ‘Feels’ a few years back and I was blown away. I’m really excited about our new song ‘Happy Hour.’ It’s a melodramatic emo anthem (lol that’s both of our specialities).“
Kiiara has also collaborated with blackbear on the single, “So Sick” which was recently remixed by Martin Jensen. “Happy Hour” is the first release since her debut album “lil kiiwi” from October 2020.