Los Angeles' The Paranoias have a unique sound that mixes "... Latin ska fusion, R&B, reggae, soul, jazz, punk, and hint of electronic." Their latest single, "Felicity 2," leans more into the R&B and jazz side of things, but it just has this unexpected punk attitude despite how melodic and smooth the song sounds. When you see the list of genres The Paranoias encompass, it seems virtually impossible to combine them all into one song, but they pull it off perfectly in "Felicity 2." The song is going about nice and smoothly until there is just the hint of punk rock guitar and drums before it goes back to the smooth sound. Even if you're not sure this one is for you, give it a full chance and listen all the way through. It just might win you over.
Singer Ralf Velazquez says of the new song:
“'Felicity 2' has been in our Catalog for years now, but it never felt finished; whether it be the lyrics, melody or idea as a whole. I struggled a lot on whether it should be Spanish or english, i went with both. As days, months, years went by, the song kept building. We never thought we’d have horns on this, but it was the last piece of the puzzle we were trying to make."
You can watch the video for "Felicity 2" below. The single is available now via My Grito Industries. For more on The Paranoias, check out the band's website.