The Feeling are working on their new album - due this fall, supposedly - as I type this. After the relative disappointment of their Ta-Dha-esque second disc, this follow-up is make or break. I'd been feeling (!) quite negative about their chances until I heard the live rip of a new song they did - perhaps called Leave Me Out Of It - with Sophie Ellis-Bextor on co-vocals (watch it at the bottom of this post). It ditches the retro ELO-isms for something more sleek and mature. And then I heard this bit of news...
They are working with Freemasons.
Dan talked about it on The Feeling's site last week:
I wouldn't say it's a dancey record. But it's definitely contemporary. There are a couple of dancier songs, but then our last record had that. I Thought It Was Over was fairly dancey. It's not a major departure from what we've done in the past - but we just wanted to do it better. So, we're working with Bob (Bob Ezrin) because he's one of the best rock producers of all time, and we're working with the Freemasons to help make sure the synths and the programming are as good as they can be.The Feeling with Sophie Ellis Bextor, live in London: