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The Feeling “The Feeling”

In making their fifth album, The Feeling boldly went where not many bands in the last 30 years have gone before: they decided to record the entire thing in just a few days, as a fully live band. Following on from ‘Wicked Heart’, the first introduction to the new album, first single ‘Spiralling’ perfectly showcases both Dan Gillespie Sells’ strong vocal and the live recording of the band’s new album in both its sound and the video. Premiered on Radio 2, it is an honest and emotive track that begins delicately before launching into a guitar-led expansive chorus. Gillespie Sells says; “It meant writing a simple song which didn’t need a lot of additional production to make it work. Just 5 players in a studio and that’s it. We enjoyed the challenge of working this way”. The plan with the band’s fifth album was to capture the spirit and musicianship that has made them such a successful live draw for the past decade (this summer alone, they were booked for more than 25 festivals across Europe). In that spirit, the band abandoned the standard studio time-keeper of a click track and recorded the songs one at a time, in full takes. The Feeling is a raw and passionate album and it’s also why its title is self-titled, because this, more than any of their previous records, is what they really sound like.