Reviewed by Stu Edwards

Felix The Thyrd: 808s & Heartstrings EP

Reviewed by Stu Edwards

Felix The Thyrd: 808s & Heartstrings EP

After enjoying strong support for his debut EP ‘The Age Of Uncertainty’, emerging Auckland artist Felix The Thyrd has been on somewhat of a stylistic journey.

The transformation from a folk artist to R&B sees him portray the authenticity of the genre confidently. Stylistic parallels with his international contemporaries such as The Weekend and Outkast are what will draw you in.

His attitude and originality are what will win you over.

Following a trip to his homeland of Zimbabwe and relocation to Auckland, Felix Mpunga has here assumed the role of producer.

This move has paid dividends as ‘808s & Heartstrings’ is a slick product that gleams with professionalism. The EP’s first single I Was Never Good At Love did a great job showcasing the new direction, and its accompanying video portrays an artist addressing a world audience.

With an adventurous approach to harmony, his songs expose an artist discussing hope and isolation equally, the lyrics earnest and reflective. The allure of Reckless and trance-like single Ghosts are vital parts of an EP that is full of intrigue.

A confident and classy second release from an artist on an upward trajectory.