Felecia and the Dinosaur’s 3rd studio album, In the Key of Victory, was released in September of 2012. This musical endeavor was made possible by many helpful and supportive folks through a successful Kickstarter campaign during the Spring of 2012. With the guidance, encouragement, and hard work ethic of David Evan at her side and behind the drum kit, Felecia has put into view her most musically groundbreaking album as of yet.
This new album not only demonstrates new instrumental abilities, but also includes musical themes that have not been previously explored and influenced her to “feel more like a composer than a songwriter.” As stated in a promo video for the album - Felecia promised, “The songs on In the Key of Victory are very inspired by justice and sickness, of the spiritual and physical kind. I sing about things I want to see happening. It’s a lot of hope.”
The arrangements on the new album include everything from hard-driven and dark piano sounds to Felecia’s more traditional style of no-bullshit folk music. It also includes some experimental elements that the songwriter has been previously hesitant to express due to being adamant that her songs sound as accessible while performing as they do in the studio. Included on the track list is a love song written for the saint of music – “St. Cecilia.” With this song in mind, it was organic that the new album be created as a testament to the power of music and therefore explored new harmonious territories that were essential for its creation. As declared in the track, “Murder of Crows,” Felecia sings, “Even after the world will end/There will still be music/There will still be rhythm.”
But until then, give In the Key of Victory a listen, won't ya?