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Premiere: Left Field Messiah Debuts New Single, “Classic Feeling”

Debut LP In Praise of Bombast Due Out July 23rd Via Riptide

Apr 01, 2021
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New indie supergroup Left Field Messiah are back again. After announcing their debut record in late 2020, the group, featuring Steve Bays from Hot Hot Heat, Jeremy Ruzumna of Fitz and the Tantrums, and Erik Janson of Wildling, returned this year with the genre-bending single “Young Libertine.” Now the band have once again shared another slice of primal danceable indie pop with their latest single, “Classic Feeling,” premiering a day early with Under the Radar.

If there’s one thing Left Field Messiah have proved with their singles thus far, it’s that they know their way around a pop hook. “Classic Feeling” is no exception. The band ratchets up the bombastic pop approach while paring back to the essential elements—massive hooks, sweet harmonies, and joyous energy. The track easily brings together elements from funk, pop, and blue-eyed soul, but, most essentialy, they all have an undercurrent of truly irrepressible fun. The band nails the titular “classic feeling,” sounding colorful and carefree through every moment of the track.

The band says of the track, “When we got together to write and record “Classic Feeling” I picked up Steve from LAX and we drove straight to the studio where the three of us had first met and worked together. Jeremy was already there and had his keyboards set up. When we walked in to the room he almost hesitantly said he had a chord progression. It immediately got us hyped. I’d been on a steady diet of Timbaland and Iggy Pop’s The Idiot so I had also come prepared with a hard drive full of beat ideas and Iggy style fuzz tones and melodies floating around my head. Serendipitously the first beat I excitedly passed to Jeremy fit the chords and it flowed into Bays singing the opening hook. It’s funky, primal, and pop with a little Motown, and felt like that first date in a relationship when everything is new excitement with no known destination.” Check out the song below and watch for In Praise of Bombast, coming July 23rd via Riptide.

Riptide Music Group · Left Field Messiah - Classic Feeling


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