FELONY. the 17-year-old Australian music scene up and comer, is set for an explosive year with the release of her sophomore single, ‘Bag of Youth’ - a modern propulsive, angsty and anthemic synth rock song reminiscent of The Japanese House and The 1975.
Debuting as an act in 2022, FELONY.’s (fka. LAYYLA) first single, Anything to Feel Anything, earned a spot in the Triple J Unearthed High Yearbook as well as being nominated as a finalist for a Queensland Music Award in 2023. Soon after, her live show and band was on a SOLD OUT national tour of Australia supporting Meanjin (Brisbane) royalty, Selfish Sons. With the rather eclectic and prolific music producer, Cody McWaters (King Stingray, The Chats, Felivand), at her side, it's only natural that ‘Bag of Youth’ would be nothing short of exceptional.
‘Bag of Youth’ blankets you straight away with layers of warm synths- giving you the feeling of reliving something just slightly out of reach and nostalgic that it’s almost an outright self-disservice to stop listening. Soaring synths, desperate vocals, and a pure irrepressible force driven by the drums are what makes this track what it is. Packed with strained sarcasm, fear, and an electrifying desire to be heard, the Brisbane prodigy screams the ‘help’ so many of today’s younger generations are itching to set free:
“If you wanna piss on a peace sign or give me a good time – I don’t mind”
Bag of Youth - FELONY.
The keen-eyed and scene-refreshing multi-instrumentalist has been vocal on her ambitions of sculpting what she describes as ‘the FELONY. universe’ - 'Bag of Youth' playing an instrumental role in doing so. With an impressive catalogue of credibility at 17, and now two streamable songs fit for a festival lineup, FELONY. makes a pretty convincing effort to command this next era into action. It’s quite clear that this is just the beginning of what seems to be a long, exciting journey of catchy melodies and unapologetic lyrics to soundtrack all our lives.
For fans of: The Japanese House, The 1975, Wolf Alice