The Feeling – Rosé

The Feeling is one of those bands that seem to fly just below my music radar. Of course I’d heard of them, they were hyped quite frequently by Radio 1, but I never seemed to link the band to any songs. I’d hear songs like “Sewn” and “Fill My Little World” and love them, but it’s only recently that I realised they were done by the same group.

So I bought their album Twelve Stops and Home and like most of the songs. My favourite, by far, is Rosé.

I love ya, especially today.

It’s a beautiful love song. The kind that starts slowly with just a piano and guitar, but gradually builds with drums and backing vocals and makes you feel quite sad, if you happen to be in that frame of mind. Or it would, if you didn’t listen to the words.

You and your friends, in boxes of tens
Cool to the touch, you warm me so much
The white to your left and the red to your right, were all that I’d seen
Til I realised, the love that I seek, lies right in-between

It then builds to this:

Don’t let him put you down
I won’t let him put you down
‘Cos your as good as the rest and you’re much better dressed
I think pink is my colour, I won’t drink from no other, never!

I love that they’ve put these words to what could have been just another soppy tune. It’s been on repeat for hours.

10 comments on “The Feeling – Rosé”

  1. I’ve only heard the two or three singles they’ve released but I like them. The only thing is that they’re a band who’ve been hyped up a lot by Radio 2 as well, so when Terry Wogan describes a band as “brilliant” I tend to go off them!

  2. Yeah I love this one too! Really passionate song, and on my shopping list for this weekend :)

    My fave is Anyone. Kinda empathise with the lines

    These days I’m such a bore
    I mope around like I’ve seen it all before
    But something has changed
    I used to be an open heart
    What have you done to me?

  3. The Feeling’s album has grown on me really quickly (and the radio hype doesn’t bother me, because I rarely listen to the radio these days) despite the fact that it is more middle-of-the-road than most of what normally floats my boat.

    Oddly enough we picked up on it because ‘Sewn’ is one of the tracks on the playlist in this year’s FIFA football game and that particular track has become four part sing along material in my household (all three children and myself). What I like most about them is the generally sweet and easy to listen to sounds coupled with really bittersweet lyrics. ‘Anyone’ would be a particular favourite in that regard.

  4. Lee, you clearly do not understand the lyrics yourself as the song is not about wine. it is about the singers love for this particular type of wine which is a reference to his sexuality.

    AND Emma, Err… no you don’t know!

    IF you both read the lyrics closely you would see refernces to gay cuture, metaphors and inuendo all relating to the singers sexuality and his emancipation/liberation at finally deciding after much angst and confusion that he is gay.

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