slowthai Drops Video For “Feel Good”
After the recent announcement of his forthcoming album ugly, slowthai has shared new single/video “Feel Good.” The track, (with backing vocals from Shygirl) is actually not about feeling good and happy but about not being happy, and needing something – like the insistent rampaging energy of this song – to up the mood, flip the story, set your day off in a better direction. A song for when you don’t feel good, for when your mood is at a low ebb, it’s a mantra to chant with a bounce to stir your bones, wake your mind and get you back on track with living (and loving) your life.
The video, was created and directed by THE REST, Ty’s long term creative collaborators, Ty did a call out to fans last year to be in the video for an upcoming single. Of the 4.2k UK submissions received (in 4 days), 35 were selected. Heading to their homes across the country (family bedrooms / student halls etc) – the fans were filmed on a one shot, one take basis listening to ‘Feel Good’ for the very first time to capture their response – but with an added surprise thrown in for good measure. All heart-busting reactions are all real.
Produced by Dan Carey at his home studio in South London alongside Kwes Darko with further production work from Zach Nahome and Sega Bodega, UGLY (u gotta love yourself) brings slowthai’s love of rock, indie and punk to the forefront and features a fluid combination of musicians including Ethan P. Flynn, Shygirl, Jockstrap’s Taylor Skye, Beabadoobee guitarist Jacob Bugden, drummer Liam Toon, and on the dark and woozy title track, his friends Fontaines D.C.
Last week slowthai also announced his first headline shows in a year going from the 5,000 capacity Brixton Academy to the 150 capacity The George Tavern pub in London, he’s taking it back to basics and running up 6 intimate shows in local pubs and venues across the country.
Keeping tickets at an inflation-busting £1 (1p up from his famed 99p tour in 2019), slowthai wants his very hardcore supporters to get the chance to see the carnage that’s undoubtedly going to unfold in these tiny, sweaty rooms.
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4. Feel Good
5. Never Again
6. Fuck It Puppet
10. Wotz funny
12. 25% Club
Best Night of Your Life – 2023 UK Pub Tour:
2/23 – Sunderland, UK @ Independent
2/24 – Blackpool, UK @ Bootleg Social
2/25 – Milton Keynes, UK @ Craufurd Arms
3/1 – London, UK @ The George Tavern
3/2 – Bath, UK @ Moles Club
3/3 – Northampton, UK @ The Black Prince
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