By Kieran Webber
Sailing in from Portsmouth are the good vibe merchants Dutch Criminal Record who have recently dropped their latest single ‘Feel Good’.
The upbeat track is daringly infectious. It’s driven forward by jangly guitars and harmonious vocals. Although beaming with positivity on the surface the track has a tongue-in-cheek lyricism regarding stigma around mental health. It’s a large sounding track that is destined to be enjoyed at festivals.
Speaking on the single Joe Delaney-Stone explains: “I was listening to Orange Juice in my room (the song Rip It Up to be precise) idly playing guitar and the opening riff to Feel Good just sort of fell onto my fingers as I was playing along. I liked it so decided to write a song about feeling good as the riff had a chipper vibe to it, however once the lyrics formed it ended up being a sarcastic take on the keep calm and carry on, slap a smile on it attitude towards mental health.”
Listen to ‘Feel Good’ here:
‘Feel Good’ is also available via our Summer Jams Playlist