This track’s giving me goosebumps. I have to keep it real with you, because goosebumps are a rare reaction and it’s kinda why we do this. But let’s ignore the fact that I’m soberly peaking right now and jot down some details. Maine based FEELS accomplish three things at once:
First, they do what they say they will. Feels. “So Fine” bubbles brightly to the surface atop a slightly pitched, amorous r&b sample with some spirit shaking vocal trills. It’s a heroic eruption of club music when the bass comes in, but it wasn’t just the bass. It was every element of the first 32 bars that snared me. With many house tracks, you might hear the same medley of hats and shakers for a full minute before you ever hear another sound. This track feels more urgent than that.
Electricity. The second minute of “So Fine” felt like someone throwing static electrified blankets at me. Listen to those finger snaps; they come in twos, on the upbeat. Man, the whole track just sounds like fun. Whether the two dudes in FEELS were jumping or not when they made this, I’m picturing them bouncing to the beat of their own song. And when producers have fun, they tend to
Innovate. True, there are elements of many genres in “So Fine,” but it’s a synthesis of many rather than an emulation of one. Honestly, I was hesitant to say house or club at all in this post. Maybe FEELS don’t define themselves as strictly as I’d like to. After all, they changed the beat up, like, three times. Is it dance music? I don’t know, but it might make you snap, crackle and pop. My only gripe?
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