The idea of FEELS, was to take on the perspective of the millennials’ progressive struggle with love & commitment. In a generation of people, infatuated with ‘Lust over Love’; care & courting have all but dissolved – in real life, as well as music. -As a result, I think this New Age R&B / “Trap Soul” genre has emerged, using somber production, melded with drug induced, carnally driven lyrics, perfectly reflecting today’s “dating world” social sphere. FEELS is meant to encompass all of that – FEELING the drugs, the beat, the desire, the after effects, the void, the push and pull between people that genuinely want to care for you and ones that want to use you; lulling you gently enough sonically, that in the moment you don’t think much of the underlining message.
I used the Intro from ‘Casino’ because, to me, no relationship better personifies the idea of ‘FEELS’ than that of Sam Rothstein & Ginger McKenna.