Currently #1 on the Adult Alternative format, “Feel It Still” is polished and spit shined, a smooth, lyrical, sophisticated tune that shares some of the musical underpinnings and hook filled melodies that we heard in the 70s and 80s, done especially well by Donna Summer in the iconic “I Feel Love.”
In fact, ““Feel It Sill” by Portugal. The Man wheedled itself into my brain, much in the same way that Summer mesmerized, back in the day. Suddenly, I was listening to ”Feel It Still” four, five times in a row.
In the 70s and 80s, the social mantra was sex, drugs & rock ‘n’ roll and Summer’s sensual songs were a good fit for the times. In 2017 we have a “new normal” and “Feel It Still” aptly captures life in the digital age: TMI delivered in sound bites, politics. It reflects our reality: snippets and phrases, words and ideas, jumping from thought to thought.
I been feeling it since 1966 now
Might be over now, but I feel it still
Ooh woo, I’m a rebel just for kicks now
“Feel it Still” could cross-over to the Pop audience…time will tell.