One of my favorite British bands, The Feeling is getting ready to release their third studio album, Together We Were Made, on June 19th. This is exciting for a number of reasons…FIRST being…it means that we have new music from The Feeling. SECOND, the band has collaborated with UK house music production duo the Freemasons. THIRD, the band has collaborated with electro-pop diva (and wife of bassist Richard Jones), Sophie Ellis-Bextor on a song called “Leave Me Out.” FOURTH, the band has ALSO collaborated with Irish electro-pop singer Róisín Murphy on a song called “Dance For The Lights.” AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!! All of these combined factors are getting me quite riled up over this new album! It sounds like a masterpiece in the making.
The band worked on the new album with producer Bob Ezrin (Alice Cooper, Aerosmith, 30 Seconds To Mars, Fefe Dobson) and plans to release the first official single, “Set My World On Fire” on May 1st. The single was written and produced by the band and served as the theme song to the 2011 Cricket World Cup (as you can see from the video below, prominently featuring the song). The song “fuses a refreshingly cynicism free brand of sunshine seeking Tropicalia with The Feelings distinctive guitar pop powerhouse sound.” What’s more, the song has been remixed for the clubs by Doman & Gooding (AKA James Doman & Pete Gooding). What a way to make a comeback!
The Feeling have not only sold over 1 million albums in the UK alone, but also won the prestigious Ivor Novello award for ‘Songwriters of the Year‘ in 2007 so it’s high time we had something new to play on our iPods from these guys. From the sound of it, this album is going to be an epic pop/rock/dance masterpiece!! Listen to “Set My World On Fire” below and download it when it’s released in the UK on May 1st (via MCA Music, Inc./Island Records).