After Joe heard Amy’s work, their project started with one message from Joe reaching out publicly via Twitter: “Amy, can we make a thing?” That “thing” became HARD FEELINGS, the ultimate immersive cinematic experience for your feet and ears, seated fluidly at the intersections of new wave, synthpop, and full-on dance majesty.
Recently Hard Feelings shared their debut single, “Holding On Too Long”, drama in its purest form with a video starring Amy herself and directed by Katie Paul. Amy’s lyrics explore the pain and devastation from the demise of a romantic relationship, whilst the words are juxtaposed with Joe’s euphoric, driving bass, and piano hook.
Amy Douglas on “Holding On Too Long:”
“‘Holding On Too Long’ is the common denominator of the entire musical union of Amy and Joe. In this ‘opera of sad bangers’ here is its key aria, its ‘Un Bel Di’ from Madame Butterfly or the ‘Mad Scene’ from Lucia Di Lammermour, the unforgettable moment of the story wherein our heroine stands up defiantly and has her moment to wail, scream and cry her pain and fury centre stage to the world.”
Amy Douglas has made her reputation across the worlds of house and disco with her distinctive voice and stellar songwriting. The go-to for powerhouse vocal features and killer hooks, Amy has worked with Juan MacLean, Horse Meat Disco, Treasure Fingers, Luke Solomon, and The Crooked Man, while her champions include Bill Brewster, Andrew Weatherall and Sean Johnston.
Joe Goddard, synonymous with the electronic music world and widely-known in the front ranks of British producers, creates sounds from across his panoramic musical life—house, techno, and disco, to UK garage, R&B and electro-pop. Joe forms one fifth of the UK electropop powerhouse, Hot Chip; alongside Raf Rundell, he is one half of The 2 Bears.