Born in Stockholm, pop singer Natali Felicia has never lived a moment out of the spotlight. Her dad is Kjell Bergqvist, one of Sweden's most famous actors, and her mother, Yvonne Ryding, is a TV and fashion personality who won the Miss Universe crown in 1984 while she represented Sweden. But all this attention hasn't diverted Felicia from her love of music and the desire to build whole worlds of sound in which people can live and rest for a time. Drawn by pop music's irrepressible ability to connect with anyone on a primal level, her work features sublime landscapes filled with glacial harmonies, stunning melodic vistas and complex ideas regarding the malleable nature of sound and its effect on our perception of the world around us.
Felicia is currently gearing up for the release of her debut record, "Wrong Era," which is set to come out on March 30 via AntiFragile Music. The album is a document of her turbulent personal experiences and how the abundant conflict in the world has shaped her perspective on music and its relevance in our constantly shifting world.
On her new single, "Keep It Alive," she creates an ethereal pop soundscape that ebbs and flows in gorgeous waves of unending melody and quivering tonality. Piano, synths and a mechanical beat gives shelter to her haunting vocals, offering a unique and refreshingly impressionistic outlook free of overt sentimentality. The song is both a forceful call-to-arms and a warning that sometimes you have to affect the changes in your own life and not wait for others to do it for you. Felicia offers insight into the necessity of personal responsibility and suggests that true happiness and satisfaction can only come from within, by the work of your hand and voice.