Today, the Catskill Mountains-based band The Felice Brothers released a new song, “Patti,” as part of the new Amazon Original “Produced By”series on Amazon Music. “Produced By” is a series of Amazon Original music developed to spotlight today’s community of producers working behind the scenes to develop the best in music. “Produced By” pairs producers with a collection of some of today’s top artists across various genres to create exclusive, new recordings for Amazon Music listeners.
“Patti” was recorded at The Clubhouse in Rhinebeck, NY and features guest vocals from Conor Oberst, Wesley Schultz of The Lumineers and Phoebe Bridgers.
The song was written by Ian Felice (guitar, vocals) and features James Felice (Hammond B3, vocals), Jesske Hume (bass and vocals), Will Lawrence (drums and vocals) and David Baron (piano) who co-produced, recorded and mixed the track as well.
“This is a song about the land of yesterday’s,” said Ian Felice about the song. “It should feel like you’re sitting in a kitchen somewhere deep in the north woods, eating apples and honey and watching small birds leave their tracks on the snow.”
“My brother Ian wrote this beautiful song a few years back about our mother, her strength, struggles and sacrifice,” explained Simone Felice. “For one reason or another it never ended up on an album so this project presented a welcome opportunity to give this special cut, which had become a staple of the Brothers live shows, a proper life in the record realm. As luck would have it, Conor and Wes were in the Catskills the same week we planned to record ‘Patti,’ and everyone’s become friends over the years, so it felt the natural thing to do to ask them both to guest on the track. Growing up we loved bands with several different unique lead singers: The Beatles, The Band, Beastie Boys, Traveling Wilburys (the first tape I ever owned)”
“Produced By” with Simone Felice on Amazon Music was announced yesterday with the Amazon Original song “LAX” from Conor Oberst, and will continue tomorrow with new songs from Phoebe Bridgers and Wesley Schultz of The Lumineers. Future “Produced By” installments will feature acclaimed producers and artists from a variety of genres including Latin, Indie, Country, and R&B.
Simone Felice is a founding member of internationally acclaimed Catskill Mountain based artists The Felice Brothers, whose seminal albums remain some of the most influential works of this century’s folk-rock revival. Simone has been hailed as one of the great songwriter-poets of his generation, bringing these gifts and history to his work as a prolific record producer. Recent projects include The Lumineers #1 worldwide hit, Cleopatra, Bat For Lashes stunning Mercury Prize shortlisted concept album, The Bride, and new releases by Jade Bird, Ian Felice, Noah Kahan, Matt Maeson, and Vance Joy.
Amazon Music listeners can simply ask, “Alexa, play the playlist Produced by Simone Felice” in the Amazon Music app for iOS and Android and on Alexa-enabled devices. addition to the new track, Amazon Music listeners can access hundreds of Amazon Originals featuring both emerging and established artists across numerous genres, available to stream and purchase only on Amazon Music.