Randy Report fave Neon Trees has released their highly anticipated new single, “Feel Good.”
This marks the first new music from the pop/rock band in two years, and clearly, it was worth the wait.
The tune was penned by Neon Trees’ Tyler Glenn and produced by Captain Cuts (Walk The Moon, Grouplove, Chainsmokers) at their Los Angeles studio.
“Thematically it’s essentially me saying ‘enough’ of feeling bad all the time,” Says Glenn.
“Late last year I was waking up each day, but I couldn’t wait to get back to bed. It took so much effort to just feel ok. I turned to music like I always do, and wrote “Feel Good” at a time when I was feeling pretty low. I think beyond who’s right and who’s wrong about everything going on in the world, there’s a human desire in all of us to feel ok, to ‘FEEL GOOD’. That’s one truth everyone can agree on.”
Lauded by Rolling Stone as “a New Wave pop powerhouse,” Neon Trees first arrived in 2006 and instantly attracted acclaim for their colorful, multi-layered mainstream pop style as evidenced on 2010’s debut album, Habits. The album reached #1 on Billboard’s “Heatseekers Albums” chart following the breakthrough success of its lead single, “Animal.”
“Feel Good” certainly sits comfortably in the Neon Trees song cycle with its infectious melodic hook and affirmative lyrics (“Hands up, touch the sky/everybody on your knees and testify/I was searching for the truth/I think they misunderstood/that the truth is, honey, I just want to feel good”). Elaine Bradley’s fantastic work on the drums is killer.
I like 🙂
Check out “Feel Good” below.
I previously wrote about Neon Trees here.