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Living Hour enlist Jay Som for the fuzzed-up daydream “Feelings Meeting”, announce new album

Winnipeg quartet Living Hour will release a new album called Someday is Today on September 2 through Next Door Records. Along with the announcement they’ve shared “Feelings Meeting”, which features one of the album’s producers, Melina Duterte aka Jay Som.

On the single, songwriter Sam Sarty says: “The song is about struggling with internal worlds, habits and daily circumstances. This is one of the first songs I wrote on bass. I play guitar, and it felt really nice to pick up a four-string instrument instead of six. I really enjoy living in lower frequencies. ‘Feelings Meeting’ was so fun to write on bass, I played around with the high G string moving with it as my own voice moved matching notes, and harmonising with it felt so easy. A familiar register. I like playing huge bass chords in this song at the chorus. It feels powerful and LOUD when playing live! And Melina totally nailed it in making the first chorus absolutely drive itself into my bones, shaking them around and projecting the full feeling I was trying to get across in writing the song.”

True to the promise of the above quote, “Feelings Meeting” truly is a meaty dreampopper that not only washes over you but courses through you, such is the intensity of the fuzz onslaught. That relative heaviness also intensifies the emotion of the song, in which Sarty skates through a world of distractions and obligations, falling afoul of bad habits and negative thinking. She recedes into her inner world – where it’s just as loud, it turns out.

Watch the video for “Feelings Meeting” below or find it on streaming platforms.

Living Hour’s new album Someday is Today comes out on September 2 through Next Door (pre-order/save). You can find the band on Bandcamp, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.