Off the back of releasing a stellar new album Loss. Hope. Love and still riding high from the soundtrack for the smash musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, composed by Dan Gillespie Sells, Ivor Novello award-winning band The Feeling have released ‘Love People’ – the latest track from the record that’s out now on Island Records – back where it all started in 2006 for their Top 3 debut album Twelve Stops and Home.
Led by piano and fueled by a pulsing beat from the get-go, ‘Love People’ oozes positivity. The band’s new-found identity is at the forefront, wrapped in hopeful storytelling and backed by uplifting melodies. Exploding into Queen-like glory, the song is a joyous, stunning pop ballad.
“‘Love People’ is about maintaining hope and embracing fallibility,” says Dan. “Humans get it wrong most of the time but this song is my way of reminding myself that people are still worth fighting for. I wanted to express this in the most uplifting and joyous way possible, and that comes natural to The Feeling anyway. I love pop songs that sound simple but convey complex feelings.”
Self-produced, predominantly at their East London studio during lockdown, Loss. Hope. Love is the sound of a band who have reconsidered their identity, taken control of their sound and embraced the Queen-esque theatrical elements of their DNA, recently realised by the success of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie. The Feeling return a whole new perspective. 15 years since their multi-million selling debut record Twelve Stops and Home – the new album is bursting with joy, but with the thread of melancholy that’s always been synonymous with their flawless songwriting.
After years of writing about his own life, Dan was keen to use his foray into musical theatre to tell other people’s stories. It’s also given the band time to work in a different way. Dan says: “It’s been a while but throughout writing the Musical, the West End Soundtrack then the Official Movie Soundtrack, the band have been right there with me. It’s been great for all of us. It was The Feeling with a different hat on but we’re delighted to be back in our own right.”
Watch ‘Love People’ – BELOW:
Since the last Feeling album 5 years ago, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie has quickly become one the most successful new musicals of the last decade. Premiering at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, before transferring to London’s Apollo Theatre, the production was an overnight success amongst audiences and critics, receiving rave reviews and garnering five Olivier Award nominations.
The Feeling first burst onto the English rock scene with the release of their UK Top 10 single ‘Fill My Little World’. 3 more hit singles from Twelve Stops and Home and by the end of 2006 The Feeling were the most played act on UK radio.
Five albums later and an award-winning musical to frontman Dan’s name, Loss. Hope. Love is a band reborn, sonically developed, and ready to take 2021 & 2022 by the horns and own who they are. Welcome to a brand new chapter.
The Feeling play the following UK dates. Tickets can be bought HERE.
Tues 18th GLASGOW, Saint Luke’s
Thurs 20th NEWCASTLE, University SU
Fri 21st CARDIFF, University SU
Sat 22nd MANCHESTER, O2 Ritz
Mon 24th NORWICH, Waterfront
Tues 25th SHEFFIELD, Leadmill
Thurs 27th BRISTOL, O2 Academy
Fri 28th LONDON, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Sat 29th BIRMINGHAM, Town Hall
Sun 30th BEXHILL, De La Warr Pavilion