The ever-enchanting MIIKØ has released a brand new single this month, one that takes a step in a decidedly mellow and calming direction.
Showcasing the very best of his skills in both sound design and songwriting, The Feeling pours through as blissfully easy-going, emotionally loaded yet delicate in presenting this. The sounds of the natural world meet with warming synths and a light beat, a set-up and structure that artistically pave the way, and in amidst all of this is a quiet, near-whispered gathering of voices – offering a string of intimate and deeply personal lyrics.
From a songwriting perspective, the verses softly detail the story – setting the scene, leading with a literal time and place. Following this, the music becomes somewhat more engaging and intense – appearing to freeze in the air around you, stealing the moment and holding it still. At the same time, the lyrics rightfully reflect this further – this is all we got, this is all we got and this is all we need. Complexity falls away as this overwhelming and uplifting moment of calm steps into view.
The details and intricacies reappear afterwards, the songwriter reflects on personal change and self-development or sense of character. Still you know that moment of resolve will return, leaving you with a sense of it being OK to be unsure – reminding you to treasure the little things, the peaceful moments, as there’s always turmoil ahead; and plenty behind. A gorgeous new single that grows to be more likable with each revisit.