Hard Feelings, is the duo comprised of New York City’s singer/songwriter Amy Douglas and Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard. Today, they have announced their debut self-titled release on November 5, 2021 via Domino Records. Ahead of the LP’s arrival, they have shared the lead-track “Dangerous.”
In addition to the album announcement news, Hard Feelings share new track, “Dangerous” along with its Katie Paul-directed video which picks up right where the “Holding On Too Long” video left off. “Dangerous” is low-slung with an empowering, driving beat, designed for dancing.
In Amy’s words:
“’Dangerous’ is aptly named; slinky, sexy and drenched in hip-hop goodness. Of all of the tracks on this LP, this is one where Joe and I worked backwards, usually our mode d’emploi is that I write melody and lyrics to his incredible productions. Here is an old, resurrected song of mine, that I brought into the mix and Joe’s incredible bass heavy, dag-nasty production makes the whole song anew! It also showed Joe and I that there really is absolutely no method by which we can’t seemingly and quickly come up with these bangers. We write by telepathy!”
For all intents and purposes, HARD FEELINGS is “an opera of sad bangers.” Loosely conceptual without being a full concept album, the material is the ultimate immersive cinematic experience for your feet and ears, seated fluidly at the intersections of new wave and synthpop inspired pop music and full-on dance majesty. Song by song, it focuses on the unravelling of relationships and their nuanced mystery, replete with ecstatic highs, painful mournful lows, and pure drama throughout. Here is a full LP that will make you dance, make you cry, and make you feel.
Running Out Of Time
You Always Know
Take You Down
Holding On Too Long