Award-nominated and internationally esteemed Canadian artist Juro Kim Feliz is channeling his synth-pop alter ego Grumpy Kitty Boy in his debut single, “Airplane Wings”.
The song is all about examining life and relationships, even if it means risking loss or regret, and it’s a series of notions Feliz knows personally and all too well.
“Switching gears in life is a tough choice to make,” he confides. “Arriving in Montreal from Manila as a student in December of 2013, the struggle to feel secure and find a place to call home became a recurring theme for me throughout the years.
“As I focused on my art as a contemporary music composer, other opportunities came to expand the boundaries of my world,” he continues. “Eventually gaining Canadian permanent status after more than six years, the decision to switch directions and develop a singer/songwriter career felt like a fresh start in living life.
“Then, I was invited to do a four-week artist residency at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts,” Feliz says of the plane ride to Nebraska and ultimate inspiration for “Airplane Wings.” “Writing the lyrics first, fleeting thoughts took off from staring at blue skies amidst examining personal feelings of being distant, unwanted, and left out.
“Riding an airplane captured an added feeling of placelessness in the making of the song, which was both liberating and overwhelming.”
He has unveiled a brand new animated video which you can check out below, and stay up to date with Grumpy Kitty Boy via his socials.
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