Calvin Harris has been slowly revealing cuts from his forthcoming star-studded album Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1 single by single. So far, we’ve heard the Frank Ocean and Migos-assisted “Slide,” the throwback “Heatstroke” with Pharrell, Young Thug, and Ariana Grande, and most recently the Future and Khalid-led “Rollin” – And as promised, they’ve all been sonically designed to make you feel fucking incredible.
The latest called “Feels” brings together Pharrell, Big Sean, and Katy Perry to give fans another star-studded banger. It’s another feel-good, summertime jam that follows a similar structure to that of “Heatstroke“; Calvin‘s laid-back production backs Pharrell‘s soulful verses and provides proper aid to Katy‘s brief hook much in the same way as the composition of “Heatstroke” complemented Young Thug‘s verses and Ariana‘s quick melody. The only minor difference with “Feels” is that it infuses a more sun-kissed, island-lite soundscape than its predecessors.
“Don’t be afraid to catch feels/ Raindrop carved thrills, (yeah)/ I know you ain’t afraid about this/ Baby I know you ain’t scared to catch feels/ Feels with me,” Katy croons. While I was expecting something a bit more grand from such big names, I do kind of love the subtly of it all.
“Feels” caught, indeed!