Felix Pallas – Similarities

Belgian “alien” synth-pop quartet Felix Pallas have returned in style with their first offering of the year, Similarities, which also marks the debut of Disco Naïveté’s very own record label (congrats!). Driven by the otherworldly falsetto vocals of the band’s frontman Simon Nuytten, the track dances between pop and alternative, thanks to its intricate production – courtesy of Chris Zane (Passion Pit, St. Lucia) – that slowly grows around warbling guitar hooks and funky-ish textures, before regaining its synth-pop roots in the sparkling chorus.

Speaking on working with Zane, the band said to Billboard: “We loved his work on Passion Pit – very edgy and a lot of soaring synths – and in particular the EP he did with WILLS. We sent him some demos and he was quickly convinced our collaboration could work out well. We really dig what he did to Similarities. It’s in your face, yet smooth. However, when we got our first produced mix, the rhythm was so f–ked up. Later we found out we bounced our stems incorrectly. Chris just thought it was a ‘very progressive’ sound and it was supposed to sound like that (laughs).

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