Simone Felice, the singer/songwriter&record/producer from deep in the Catskills, has announced the release of his new album The Projector, released via New York Pro. Riding the train down from the Catskills to New York City-s slam/poetry scene in 1998, a callow @tone/deaf@ kid with little musical skills but verse in his heart. Forming a band with his brothers in 2005 and travelling the world. Hitting Number One in the US and UK with one production collaborator *The Lumineers- Cleopatra in 2016(, scoring a Mercury Music Prize nomination *Bat For Lashes- The Bride in 2016( with another, striding into another side of 2018 with yet another *the Midlands band Peace(. The first single, @The Projector@, is spectral, almost skeletal at first, before the man-s resonant voice and spartan guitar are joined by shiver some choral vocals from Bat For Lashes- Natasha Khan and haunted folktronica from Four Tet. Felice counts London-s genre/surfing experimentalist as both close friend and neighbor. The track is a hallucinatory walk through the backrooms and hallways of modern human paranoia and tech/induced loneliness. Up in the Catskill Mountains, Simone Felice was thinking. Considering the roads he-d taken, and also the roads that had taken him. @I-ve been down the track@, says The Felice Brother turned solo artist, putting it mildly. It was a lot to take in. And as he considered the prospect of a new album, it was a lot to get out, as well. @So often artists are looking to what they-re doing next, or are stuck in where they are today,@ Felice thinks. @Sometimes we forget to honor our history.@ @It speaks to my journey,@ he begins. Back in the mid/nineties, cresting out of his teens, he-d read at the Nuyorican Poets CafÃ©, a vital scene best exemplified by Saul Williams. Lights down, curtain up, flickering camera on> this is the world of The Projector. It-s a handcrafted album of lone guitars echoing in the twilight, nocturnal electronics, and woodsy vocals in which you can hear and feel the grain. Of scenes and moods, shouts and cries and pleas, interweaving narratives lovingly birthed in Simone-s native woods, *with longtime recording collaborators David Baron, Pete Hanlon, and James Felice( not far from the Kaaterskill Creek upon which he himself was born.