With his third studio album 'UGLY' just a few weeks away, slowthai has released his serotonin-loaded second single 'Feel Good' which you can't help but get up and dance to.
Featuring backing vocals from Shygirl - previously collaborated together on Shygirl's massive track 'BDE' - 'Feel Good' is not about feeling good and happy but not about not being happy, and needing something to up the mood and change the story ensuring we all start our day on the right foot. Wanting to get everyone back on track, ty encourages us all to put it on when we need that pick me up.
Produced by Dan Carey at his home studio in South London alongside long-term collaborator and close friend of Ty, Kwes Darko with further production from Zach Nahome and Seage Bodega. Bringing Ty's love and influence for all things rock, indie, and punk to the forefront we are treated to a new wave of sounds we've only seen Ty experiment with in minimal amounts on previous projects.
If the song doesn't make you feel good, then you need to watch the outstanding accompanying video. Created and directed by Ty's long-term creative collaborators THE REST, Ty's put a call out on his social media for fans to star in his video, for the lucky ones - out of the 4.2K to that applied - THE REST travelled across the country and headed to there homes where they were treated to a private listen to 'Fell Good' where they filmed their reaction in one-take - just with an added surprise of slowthai storming into their rooms midway through.
On UGLY, slowthai rediscovers what he fears he was losing. His Mercury Music Prize-nominated debut was irresistible for its riotous enthusiasm and maverick authenticity but success began to eat away at both qualities. Naturally funny and honest, he worried that what began as raw self-expression was congealing into a persona — a cartoon version of himself.
“People see you as a character. They don’t actually know who you are. You’re stereotyped as the nutter who gets in his boxers. I was doing that to show that you should be free at shows and enjoy yourself but you choose to see me as an idiot.”
“It doesn’t matter what or who people think you are, you’ve just got to stay true and respect yourself. I have UGLY tattooed on my face because it’s a reminder to love myself, rather than put myself down constantly or feel the impression people have of me should determine who I am as a person.”