Felice’s new solo album includes contributions from his kin The Felice Brothers as well as Wesley Schultz and Jeremiah Fraites of The Lumineers. It finds him sounding more relaxed, mature and carefree than ever and at under 40 minutes it’s a masterclass in economical, emotive and melodic songwriting. Harnessing the sound of the Catskill Mountains it also carries a Laurel Canyon vibe, bursting with soul influences, folk fragility and some epic pop touches. Felice is boldly charting his own course, letting the songs ride roughshod over any concept of market, brand or scene. This is his best yet.