While the UK artist, real name Felix Clary Weatherall, dedicated his debut album, 2018's Family Portrait, in part to his parents, new 12" Epiphany is an homage to, and named after, his sister, "one of the most important role models I have," he says. The three tracks are sleeker and tougher than Family Portrait, but with his signature warmth and personality.
Weatherall recorded the EP in the wake of the release of Family Portrait and constructed it with the dancefloor in mind. The move to a new studio—“I finally got a place with a window,” he says—coupled with the fact that he was also “getting into a lot of woodwork, DIY, and making a lot of the furniture in the space," precipitated a different approach in process.
“I constantly wanted to take a step back and think about the structures in a more conventional sense. I spent a lot of time making it sound like it could be played in a club, particularly with 'Phantom Ratio.' I wanted to challenge myself to make a weird club track with that one.”
For the title-track in particular, he drew inspiration from sci-fi movies. “I was watching a bunch of these films like 'The Thirteenth Floor,' 'The Matrix,' and 'Fifth Element,' and I wanted the release to play on the idea of a desolate physical and social landscape becoming a utopia from a communal epiphany, or revolution."
The artwork is by pro skateboarder, entrepreneur, and artist Chad Muska.
Epiphany is released on 12” and digital via Brainfeeder on August 16. Meanwhile, you can stream "The Revolution" in full via the player below.
02. The Revolution
03. Phantom Ratio