This week’s free weekly download comes from Melbourne-based producer, DJ, and instrumentalist, Harvey Sutherland. Harvey reveals his forthcoming debut album, Boy will be released on April 29, 2022. “Feeling of Love” is a groovy funk number that oozes infectious vocals and synths with the amazing Dam-Funk.
From the press release:
A slick, tightly-wound boogie number, “Feeling of Love” is the next glistening single from Boy – a rare collaboration with the Los Angeleno godfather of Modern Funk, Damon Garrett Riddick aka DāM-FunK on lead vocals and a signature synth solo. It could pass as a love song, but really it’s about keeping your head straight in an era of misinformation and modern unrest. Held down by Harvey’s studio rhythm section, DāM and Harvey rally a call for togetherness, understanding and love, especially the love of Funk.
On the track, Harvey says: “After many years of crossing paths backstage, I finally got to work with the godfather of Modern Funk, the “true gentleman”, Glydezone’s own Damon Garrett Riddick aka DāM-FunK in full spiritual flight. I recorded the beat in Melbourne, took it to Culver City and we wrote this song in an afternoon.
“Is it about a girl…”, asked DāM, “or is it about Society?”
“It’s definitely about Society”, I replied.
It’s about trying to keep your head straight in a world of misinformation. Turning the other cheek, staying on course and gliding towards your destination. Keeping that love inside. Let DāM tell you.”
The accompanying video to “Feeling Of Love” was directed by Fons Schiedon, who shares: “Listening to this song on repeat, the same image kept coming back: DāM-FunK with his shoulder synth moving through the city of Los Angeles.”
He goes on to say “‘Feeling of Love’ has such a strong propelling energy, it felt like we visually couldn’t stay in one place. So the structure of the song became a roadmap that takes us from DTLA, onto the freeway, down the offramp, through a residential neighborhood, up through the rocky wilderness and finally jamming away on top of one of LA’s most visible buildings. We were all interested in the idea of moving forward whether or not it’s easy. That therapeutic element was a key underlying theme. That’s how parts of the video became more dreamlike, where it’s effortless but maybe a bit uncanny, and other parts where you have to drag yourself up the mountain, but it’s all more grounded.”
Schiedon concludes: “By the way, for those familiar with LA, wondering how we got from Elysian Park to the Griffith Observatory? It’s that Hollywood magic.”