Felix Goldstein knows what it’s like to be shuffled to the back and overlooked. That’s exactly what happened for over twenty years as she played bass in various bands in Gettysburg, Boston, New York City and Los Angeles. Eventually finding her way into writing lyrics, Goldstein funded her own recording and completed twelve tracks.
The twelve tracks span many genres. They also include several instruments that are not often found on solo projects. Double Helix was released in mid-February of 2018 on both Soundcloud and Bandcamp.
“(I Can’t Wait For) My Special Day” is a bouncy piano led track about the perfect wedding. It’s fun to listen to, and it’s hard to be in a bad mood when you listen to it. “If I Lose You” is a surf rock influenced reverb laden song that eventually builds to include a synth string section. “Seduce You” is a bluesy smooth jazz track. The lyrics and the vocal style they are presented in keep the track’s title entirely relevant. “The Queen Always Gets Her Way” is another club jazz combo track. It includes many layers of instruments and vocals alike. There are no two songs on Double Helix that are the same.
The laidback grooves of Double Helix are incredibly heavy under the right circumstances. You don’t have to listen very hard to be able to tell that this is an emotional album. The genre defying nature of the album brings up thoughts of other experimental alternative artists’ album structure, like Ween or Frank Zappa.
The carefree spirit of the two are found here, however the silliness does not get away from the serious intent of the songs. As well as being multi-genre, the album is soaked in different layers of instruments and vocals. It’s an interesting listen, and I think everyone can find at least one song to say that they really like. There’s more than a few reasons for that. It’s more than worthwhile to give it a listen. Check it out and find the reason that you like it
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