FELIX CARTAL and KAREN HARDING, “Only One”
I appreciate whoever thought of the brilliant idea to partner Canada’s Felix Cartal and England’s Karen Harding together. Both artists are coming off some of the best music of their careers, and it makes sense to combine the talents while lightning continues to strike. Karen’s silky and soulful vocal is a match for Felix’s precise production and melodies, which always seem to stay a few steps ahead of the game. The result is rich-sounding, sophisticated house music that favours pop flavours over a heavier dance beat. That makes it very radio-ready, as both artists have experienced recently with songs like Felix’s “Happy Hour” (with Kiiara) currently all over Top 40 radio in Canada, and Karen’s “Undo My Heart” a Top 10 smash at dance radio last year, while also chalking up millions of regular streams.