First Listen: Feenixpawl emanate heat on the Rico & Miella-assisted ‘Play With Fire’2018 3

First Listen: Feenixpawl emanate heat on the Rico & Miella-assisted ‘Play With Fire’

Aden Forte and Josh Soon of Feenixpawl converge with Rico & Miella to exemplify their status as Armada Music heavyweights on their latest single, “Play With Fire.”

Produced alongside the vocal duo, “Play With Fire” is an achingly earnest lyrical effort that pairs romantically focused lyrical content with progressive house composition. Rico & Miella’s raw vocal duet soars upward in sync with the chord progressions of “Play With Fire.” The song climbs increasingly higher to exude the very sort of sonic ascendence well-suited for main stage festival play, as Rico & Miella vocally contemplate the precariousness of a developing love.

“A lot of our favorite collaborations have started via Twitter and this [record] was no different! We have listened to a bunch Rico and Miella’s work over the last few years, even playing many of their tunes on our radio show, so it’s safe to say we were fans,” Feenixpawl said. “We ended up following each other on Twitter and struck up a conversation one day. We started sending ideas back and forth and as soon as we heard the vocal for ‘Play With Fire’ we were floored and knew it was something special.”

“Play With Fire” has several sonic sweet spots, including a lush, synth-led melody that embodies the emotive nature of the song’s lyrics. Out now on Armada, “Play With Fire” is a formidable followup to Feenixpawl’s preceding single, the vocal-centric trance stunner, “Lighter Than Air.” The shift in genres evident between “Lighter Than Air” and “Play With Fire” underscore Feenixpawl as a highly dynamic duo who can scale the continuum of electronic subgenres with discernible ease.

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