In the lead up to the release of the soundtrack for the smash musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, composed by Dan Gillespie Sells, Ivor Novello award-winning band The Feeling have announced a new chapter in their career with their sixth studio album, Loss. Hope. Love – out May 6th on Island Records – back where it all started in 2006 for their Top 3 debut album Twelve Stops and Home.
First taster from the new record is the brilliant This Was Me. Originally performed by Richard E. Grant and Frankie Goes To Hollywood’s Holly Johnson for the Everybody’s Talking About Jamie soundtrack, The Feeling’s version from Loss. Hope. Love is deeply moving; a personal track for Dan, driven by its socially conscious lyrics that ooze with the hope of a better tomorrow.
Self-produced, predominantly at their East London studio during lockdown, Loss. Hope. Love is the sound of a band who have reconsidered their identity, taken control of their sound and embraced the Queen-esque theatrical elements of their DNA, recently realised by the success of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie. The Feeling return a whole new perspective. 15 years since their multi-million selling debut record Twelve Stops and Home – the new album is bursting with joy, but with the thread of melancholy that’s always been synonymous with their flawless songwriting.
Since the last Feeling album 5 years ago, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie has quickly become one the most successful new musicals of the last decade. Premiering at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, before transferring to London’s Apollo Theatre, the production was an overnight success amongst audiences and critics, receiving rave reviews and garnering five Olivier Award nominations.
The Feeling will perform at The Leadmill in Sheffield on 25th October 2022.