July 27, 2021 – Fresh off the release of their debut full-length album Dear Universe, rock band FELICITY is excited to share their music video for “Wish You Weren’t Here.” Fans can tune in now to Under The Radar
to watch the hilarious new video. Dear Universe
is out now via Adventure Cat Records. For more information, please visit: www.wearefelicity.com
“We filmed this in the early months of quarantine last year and since we couldn’t gather in crowds or play an actual show we decided on the next best thing: a room full of celebrity and character cardboard cutouts,” the band shares. “And we figured if we can’t have a real show with a crowd, we might as well play to a bunch of cutouts and have them do all the things you’d expect to see from a rock show.”
They continue: “The video does a phenomenal job of visually representing what the meaning of the song is about by showing negative comments people have actually posted, Damien being shown as a clown throughout the video, and his moment of realization that he shouldn’t care what others think or say how he should be and just be happy with who he is as long as he lives his life with pure intent.
“Of all the videos we’ve filmed over the years, this is definitely the most rock & roll music video we’ve ever made. And it shows a comically badass guitar solo, so there’s no wonder why it’s our favorite!”
Felicity will be celebrating the release of their new album with a special album release show on Friday, August 27th at The Abbey in Orlando. Montgomery Drive Presents “FELICITY’s (super late) ‘Dear Universe’ Album Release Show with Special Guests Hungover, Outatime, Palm Tree Square, and Keep it a Secret.” Tickets are on sale now and available here: https://montgomerydrive.com/events
From their earliest days, FELICITY have seen success up close.
Just months after forming in 2013, the Orlando-based alt-rock newcomers were invited to perform at their hometown’s stop on the 2014 Vans Warped Tour – their fourth show ever. Shortly thereafter, a slot at The Big Orlando Festival alongside Fall Out Boy and Weezer, as well as songs placed everywhere from Fox Sports to MTV’s The Challenge, cemented that they were onto something big.
FELICITY began, like many acts in the internet age, as a Craigslist connection, with Fagiolino and guitarist Andrew Rapier bonding over their love of post-hardcore firestarters Finch. For years, Fagiolino had been a staple in the Orlando cover band scene, paying tribute to acts from the ’90s and early 2000s, but deep down the singer had a strong pull for something more.
Together with his bandmates (Rapier, guitarist Cory Nicholas, bassist Michael Alosa, and drummer Tyler Dennett), FELICITY are well on their way to carving out their own world. Their deliriously dextrous sound spans genres – often in the same song – as the group shapeshift from hard-charged, detuned metal to ebullient pop-punk. On their debut full-length, Dear Universe, FELICITY take those skills and sharpen them even more, kicking down the guardrails to expand their sound further than many bands in their scene are willing to venture.
Recorded over a 30-day span with genre super-producer Andrew Wade (A Day To Remember, Neck Deep, Wage War), the Adventure Cat Records-released album follows a trio of EPs – 2019’s Old Habits, 2016’s Brace Yourself!, and 2015’s Felicity – and finds the band fearlessly experimenting with new sounds and structures that divert from their past to chart their future.
“We approached this record as songwriters for the first time,” Nicholas explains. “We want to be a band that can fit in everywhere and make a variety of different songs that can resonate with all kinds of people.”
The result is a group who sound as confident unleashing caustic, swerving breakdowns as they do baring their unabashed pop tendencies and unfolding more ethereal soundscapes.
Blocking out the noise has gotten FELICITY this far, from headlining their hometown House of Blues and appearing at South Florida’s Fort Rock Festival to setting sail on the Warped Rewind At Sea cruise alongside legends like Good Charlotte and The Starting Line. Along the way, fans around the world have flocked to their earn-it-yourself authenticity and captivating sound – relationships the band are excited to build through a variety of channels.
While the ongoing pandemic has prevented these road dogs from crisscrossing the country like normal, they’re using their time in lockdown to find new ways to reach their audience. From a newly created TikTok account with more than 21,000 followers to dabbling in Twitch streaming, FELICITY are connecting with listeners in all the ways 2020 demands.
Adds Rapier: “We’ll be all the more grateful once we’re able to do this again. We’ve learned we never want to take what we do for granted.”
About Adventure Cat Records:
Bringing together expertise in management, writing, publishing, production, marketing, publicity and one darn cute kitty, Adventure Cat Records is set to make a splash in the independent record label scene. With the goal of creating a launching pad for artists to learn, grow and advance to the next steps of their careers within the music industry, Adventure Cat is a one of a kind label that is truly invested in not only today’s goals for their artists, but the rest of their future careers.