An unexpected benefit of reviewing our 2018 posts for purposes of selecting a “Best of 2018” list was a realization that we are straying away from songs featuring our favorite Rock instrument – the electric guitar. Sure, tastes change, sometimes as “evolutions” and other times as temporary “eddies” before rejoining the main flow. We welcome most taste changes, but not one that is a departure from the electric guitar. It’s time to swim back into the main current without departing from the appreciation of music within the eddy.
“FEEL” is melodically and vocally strong, but its greatest strength is the electric guitar. The intro begins with a bass line, then adds an attractive guitar hook. The song belongs to Simple Fiction, a trio from Guildford, UK. They are James Evans (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Carlos De Los Santos (lead guitar, synth) and Tom Blunt (drums and backing vocals).