WE REVIEW THE NEW SINGLE BY CONNOR ADAMS – THE FEELING
After a successful summer of festival shows Connor Adams is back with his new single, The Feeling. Guitars are at the ready for a nostalgic dose of indie rock.
The solo artist has been steadily releasing singles over the last three years. This year has seen him tick off festivals from his bucket list such as the Isle of Wight Festival. His progressive success and optimistic Summer have been major influences towards The Feeling.
The Feeling focuses on returning to a time of great pleasure and wishing to repeat such enjoyable memories. It’s a classic mixture of nostalgia, love, and prolonging. Whilst longing for one’s past may sound depressing when reflecting on the present day, no signs are given through the uplifting instrumental and vocals provided.
Taking influences from solo artists such as Sam Fender, the song kicks off with huge snare hits, jangly rhythms, and warm lead tones. The verse dabbles in jangle pop with clean guitar tones and delicate rhythms.
Adams’ vocals are an interesting mix with lower and softer harmonies for the verses to encourage the eventual build-up. The chorus doesn’t disappoint as the vocals take center stage with soaring notes focusing on the song’s title. The energy never stops from there on as verse 2 picks up its speed as if one were traveling at an easy speed on a long road.
The drumming contributions are ferociously enticing with the level of the guitar recordings. The fills give this and what a lot of indie rock songs need, that something more. The chords in the chorus also sound like a lot more is being contributed by the guitars as if there were four or five of them layered over each other.
The overall production of The Feeling is fantastic with the quality really showing Adams’ team. The production on the instruments is crisp and the vocals are dauntingly mesmerising. This writer doesn’t know how much money is behind this track, but it certainly brings forth the impression that this is no bedroom recording studio. A wonderful anthem to see off the warmer days and to cozy up with on the colder nights to come.