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Sunset Jet - Feel Better

Feel Better

Indie Rock


"Feel Better is a sonically great song. It slaps in the right places and it pulls back where it needs to. The subtle overdubs within the chorus build it to a magnitude you don't often see in the indie rock genre"



The artist


This is actually the second review of Sunset Jet on Howl so we know and love them as an introspective Indie band. They have been on the scene for a while and have a few previous releases that you should definitely check out (including Smile)



The song


'Feel Better' starts with a faded in huge wall of guitars complimented with a low down bassline and some tight drums. Guitars reduce to ringing out over the bass and drums leaving plenty of room for the vocal to float above. An angsty build up lifts us towards the huge chorus filled with guitar overdubs and ohhs that flesh it out to feel massive. Sonically powerful. The familiar verse and build up whisk us back into that mega chorus. A bridge filled with what sounds like atmospheric xylophone and guitar harmonics push us towards a half power chorus that vaults us back into the enormous full power chorus.



The verdict


Feel Better is a sonically great song. It slaps in the right places and it pulls back where it needs to. The subtle overdubs within the chorus build it to a magnitude you don't often see in the indie rock genre. The power of this chorus actually feels similar to that of the Empty Swimming Pool chorus by Voodoo Bandits (check that review out too!).



If you like…


If you like the idea of The Smiths recording with a track with Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys during the mid-00s explosion of Britpop bands then you should Sunset Jet to your playlists on Spotify.



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