Fiery flamenco and Bohemian singer, Felicity Lawless stimulates the senses and elevates the soul with her latest release ‘Rainspeak’. The five-track EP fuses gyspy, world, rock, soul and folk elements with passionate, gritty vocals and virtuosic guitar work. It is a journey through seemingly magical realms with influences from PJ Harvey and Bjork, to The Cat Empire and Fiona Apple. Spanish guitars flirting with a fat, seamless rhythm section, heart-wrenching vocal harmonies and flawless string and horn arrangements create a story of life, love, passion and mystery. Splashes of pianette and gypsy mandolin add vibrant colour to this organic musical landscape.
Recorded at Lovestreet Studios in Currumbin (Gold Coast), ‘Rainspeak’ features awe-inspiring performances by Paul George (Tijuana Cartel), Scott French and Brennnan Smith (A French Butler Called Smith), Julia Rose (bass) and Louise Cottone (violins) of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. All tracks were written and arranged by Felicity Lawless and produced, mixed and engineered by Scott French.
Though the five tracks vastly contrast in style and flavour, there is an underlying essence that characterises Lawless’ style, which weaves them together in a poetic manner. Her style has been proven to cross all boundaries and appeal to many markets, as demonstrated by her wide and varied gig and festival roster.
‘Rainspeak’ can be included in playlists and shows characterised as world music, rock, reggae, alternative.