Rising rap artist Felly’s new cover of Bright Eyes’ “First Day of My Life” is out now— see the accompanying video and listen here. Track stream/download links are available here.
The new track follows the release of Felly’s latest EP, WINTERS IN BROOKLYN, of which OkayPlayer proclaims, “The song and the project capture the essence of the colder months in NYC with effervescent production, cheeky slice-of-life lyrics, and two-step ready production.”
Earlier this year, Felly completed his 20-city Strawberry Season Tour, which was preceded last fall by two nights supporting T-Pain for sold-out performances at San Francisco’s The Independent and Los Angeles’ Roxy Theatre.
While studying music as an undergraduate at University of Southern California, Felly built an extensive, dedicated fan base with five albums, one mixtape, 10 million Spotify plays and multiple tours (with a number of shows stretched across weekends away from school). What began with creating beats on a laptop in his basement evolved into a full-fledged touring act and an ever-expanding following. Prior to graduation, Felly performed at SXSW and embarked on a 20-city headline tour culminating in a sold-out 1,200 capacity show in Chicago.
Last year, Felly released his sixth album, Wild Strawberries, which Hot New Hip Hop hailed as, “a complex, enriching aural ecosystem that you can get lost in if you’re not careful.” His first EP, titled Young Fel, arrived in 2016 and featured hit single “Desert Eagle,” garnering 4.7 million streams on Spotify and over one and half million YouTube views. The release of his first two projects in 2014—Waking Up to Sirens and Milk and Sugar—featured collaborations with Dreamville signee Ari Lennox and frequent collaborator GYYPS. After his final fall semester of college, Felly embarked on The Mermaid Gang Tour playing nearly 40 dates nationwide, including the historic El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles, CA.