“Something To Live For (feat. Nikki Yanofsky)”: Felix Cartal’s Dance Floor Dedication To Getting Off Your Phone (Premiere)
Are you reading this on your phone right now? Put it away. Err...but listen to this song real quick first.
Felix Cartal — the Vancouver DJ responsible for cuts like "Don't Turn On The Lights (feat. Polina)" and "Young Love (feat. Koko LaRoo)", as well as remixes for dozens of your favorite dance floor titans, including Zedd, Jack Ü, Steve Aoki and Tiesto — has a message to deliver in his new single, "Something To Live For," featuring vocals by Nikki Yanofsky.
Inspired by the moments we're missing IRL while our heads are busy buried in our Twitter timelines, the club-ready tune is an ode to looking up and embracing the present. "All I want is more / Something to live for," the talented singer (who you might recognize from singing the National Anthem at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics) belts across the big chorus, leading up to a slamming beat breakdown. It's more than enough inspiration to take a break from posting selfies on Instagram and break a sweat out on the dance floor instead.
“I’m not upset about what’s happening online, but there is definitely something weird about the façade we all maintain in our online lives versus our real lives. There has to be something deep inside everyone that is unique to them, which truly fuels what they are living for. I don’t think many people share this thing online," Felix says of the song's meaning.
The video for the song, inspired by The Verve’s “Bittersweet Symphony" (but with "a modern twist"), will arrive later this month.
In addition to the release of "Something To Live For," which will be featured on his upcoming debut LP Life Online on Universal this fall, Felix will be hitting the road for a headlining North America tour, beginning tonight in Vancouver.
"Something To Live For" is now out on iTunes.
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