THE FEELERS REIMAGINED – GREATEST HITS, DUE OUT FRIDAY 7 JULY
Get ready for The Feelers as you have never heard them before. New album REIMAGINED – GREATEST HITS will feature 11 cleverly re-interpreted tracks, set for release in the first week of July.
Fans will get a taste of the new album with the release of the first single, an epic reimagining of ‘Larger Than Life’. With the original version one of the band’s heaviest tracks to date, the song’s new interpretation is spellbinding in its stripped-back and melodic arrangement.
In the 25 years since the release of their seminal debut album SUPERSYSTEM in 1998, The Feelers have undeniably established themselves as one of New Zealand’s most beloved and revered bands, becoming a household name while creating a rich musical legacy that has captivated generations.
The quartet, featuring James Reid (vocals and guitar), Hamish Gee (drums), Andy Lynch (guitar) and Clint Harris (bass), are renowned far and wide for their distinctive rock sound and exhilarating live shows.
With the band’s first quarter-century punctuated with an abundance of career-defining highlights, there is plenty more yet to come from The Feelers. Not comfortable resting on their laurels, 2023 sees the foursome releasing what could be their most ambitious musical project to date.
Bringing a long-held idea of Reid and Gee’s to life, the band have pushed themselves above and beyond by recording a carefully curated collection of new arrangements of some of their most recognizable and loved tracks from their first five albums.
Having produced their own material for a number of years, THE FEELERS REIMAGINED – GREATEST HITS sees the band once again teaming up with super-producer Greg Haver, who last worked with the band on PLAYGROUND BATTLE. Working with Haver also challenged the band to diversify their approach to songwriting; pushing them outside of their comfort zone and embracing what Gee refers to as a “less is more” approach in the recording process.
The collection will also feature the band’s exquisite new track ‘Dear Anxiety’. First played live during the band’s performance at Rock the Bay in Havelock North in November 2022, the song was written by Reid as a “love letter to his anxiety” and is slated to be the second single from REIMAGINED.
The release of REIMAGINED will also see The Feelers hitting the road once again for a nationwide summer tour, playing the new arrangements of their hits, perhaps with a small orchestra in tow. Keep your eyes peeled and your ears to the ground for all the updates to follow, 2023 is shaping up to be a big year for the band and their many fans!
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