Portrait With Firewood is Felix's most personal body of work to date, the product of an emotionally turbulent 2017, capturing the range of feelings and emotions he went through in vivid sonic beauty. By putting aside his previous sampleadelic approach he returned to his childhood instrument of the piano as a core starting point. Felix's goal was to create something "overwhelmingly beautiful," but also to capture the "inherent melancholy in beauty in all its impermanance and fragility." Felix collaborated with cellist Zosia Jagodzinska and vocalist Lola Empire. The new approach expanded to experimentation with field recording, contact micing his beloved piano and purchasing his first hardware synth, all in service of enriching the personal, humane quality of the record. "Music helps me to communicate the sorts of things that I find almost impossible to put in to words," Felix notes. "I think the process for this album has helped me create a more rich and emotionally complex body of work than I have managed before."