2021 sees the birth of HARD FEELINGS, the brand new collaborative project between New York City’s singer/ songwriting powerhouse, Amy Douglas and Joe Goddard of Hot Chip.
After Joe having heard Amy's work, the HARD FEELINGS project was birthed with one message from Joe reaching out publicly via Twitter; "Amy, can we make a thing?". That "thing" became HARD FEELINGS, the ultimate immersive cinematic experience for your feet and ears, seated fluidly at the intersections of New Wave and Synthpop inspired Pop Music and full-on Dance majesty.
Today the band share their first single, “Holding On Too Long”. The track is drama in its purest form, Amy’s lyrics explore the pain and devastation from the demise of a romantic relationship, whilst the words are juxtaposed with Joe’s euphoric, driving bass and addictive piano hook. The video, starring Amy herself was directed by Katie Paul.
On the track, Amy notes: “”Holding On Too Long” is the common denominator of the entire musical union of Amy and Joe. In this “opera of sad bangers” here is its key aria, its “Un Bel Di” from Madame Butterfly or the “Mad Scene” from Lucia Di Lammermour, the unforgettable moment of the story wherein our heroine stands up defiantly and has her moment to wail, scream and cry her pain and fury centre stage to the world.”
New York City’s Amy Douglas has made her reputation across the worlds of house and disco with her distinctive voice and stellar songwriting ability, she has become the “go to” for providing powerhouse vocals and killer hooks. After features with everyone from Juan MacLean to Treasure Fingers, Amy has since worked with such artists as Luke Solomon, The Crooked Man, Horse Meat Disco. Recently writing “Something More” for Roisin Murphy on her recent album Roisin Machine, she has a wide range of notable champions from the likes of Bill Brewster, Andrew Weatherall and Sean Johnston.
Amy’s HARD FEELINGS counterpart, Joe Goddard is also synonymous with the electronic music world, widely-known in the front ranks of British producers, creating a sounds from across his panoramic musical life, from house, techno and disco to UK garage, R&B and electro-pop. Joe forms one fifth of the UK electronic-pop powerhouse, Hot Chip whilst alongside Raf Rundell, he is one half of The 2 Bears.
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