Felicity and the Night “Wanted to Die” An Outback murder ballad.

Felicity and the Night
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Moody and murderous, the new song from Felicity and the Night evokes Tarantino and Tom Waits with a decidedly wicked twist.  ‘Wanted to Die’ is the first single from Felicity Jayn Heath under her new moniker, Felicity and the Night.   The Australian artist teamed up with producer Fil Thorpe in California for this track.  Thorpe layers twangy spaghetti western guitars with spooky strings and synths to create a gauzy tapestry for the singer to work over.


Heath reflects on her inspiration and working with Thorpe, “I’m so inspired by bush ballads and murder ballads,” Felicity shares. “I love the darkness of the red desert and the eerie feeling that anything, anytime, could happen out there. ‘Wanted to Die’ tells a story of a desolate meeting that ends with an open grave. I wrote it with my friend and fellow recording artist, Devora, and it was produced by the amazing Fil Thorpe in Los Angeles. “ I’m so proud of it; I hope you like it.”


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Ed Donnelly is a multi-instrumentalist, recording engineer and record producer from Los Angeles. He has worked with Willie Nelson, Crowded House, Marc Cohn, Jools Holland, Matchbox Twenty, The Cult, BoyHaunt, Gladys Knight, Trent Summar and The West Coast Mob, Smashing Pumpkins, Del McCoury, OK Go, Exodus, Molly Leach, Tom Morello, O.A.R., Madness, The Crystal Method, DrunkHungry, Deadmau5, Zac Brown, CrysP Tyger, Bighead Todd and the Monsters, Jake Shimabukuro, Barenaked Ladies, Tsar, Killola and more. Donnelly regularly performs with Nathan Jacques as well as Little Silver Hearts and records with GhostsDream. Little known fact: He previously held Top Secret Security Clearance with the U.S. Department of State and Q Clearance from the Department of Energy. He currently runs The Barber’s Basement Recording Studio in Highland Park and is a partner in The Atmos at Lemontree Studio.
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