Bloods Share “Feelings” On Valentine’s Day With KEXP Premiere!
Reminiscent of the energetic pop of The Go Go’s, ‘Feelings’ is a song that explores the complications of love. Perfect for Valentine’s Day, the brand new single is the title track of the band’s forthcoming sophomore album and premieres via KEXP’s Midday Show with Cheryl Waters.
Teaming up with producer Shane Stoneback (M.I.A/Sleigh Bells/Fucked Up) once again, ‘Feelings’ is a continuation of the emotional journey set out by the previously bubbly love song ‘Bug Eyes’ and delves into what happens when the butterflies start to wear off and you’re in the throes of a brand new relationship. Singer MC says of writing the track:
“I had some serious writer’s-block and it had been about a year since I’d written any music, but I really wanted another song for the album we were working on. I started strumming and the song literally poured out of me. It was written in about an hour on a Wednesday night, I sent it to the band on the Thursday and by the Sunday we were recording it.
It’s about the complexities of new love when you’re trying to move on from a previous heartbreak and in that, not trying to rely on the new person to make you happy. So the chorus ‘Learning to be happy, without you’ refers to finding happiness beyond the pain of loss and the promise of the new, and learning to be happy on your own.”
Along with the release of this new single, Bloods are excited to announce that they’ve inked a deal with Share It Music, a US-based record label. Headed up by Sub Pop Records’ Cayle Sharratt, Share It Music is operated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organisation, splitting proceeds between artists, their chosen charity, and the label. Bloods have chosen to support the Australian-based Indigenous Literacy Foundation through this campaign.
With the band’s sophomore album Feelings due for global release in May this year, it’s set to be another (hopefully not emotional) roller coaster for team Bloods.