New Saddle Creek (Bright Eyes, Cursive, Hop Along) signings Young Jesus originally formed in Chicago but have since relocated to Los Angeles and their sound is a combination of shoegaze, Kinsella-style math moments and the intelligent pop sensibilities of Talk Talk. ‘Feeling’ is the first single to be released from upcoming album ‘S/T’ and it’s a 9-minute behemoth that finds John Rossiter examining his self-worth: ‘Spend a lot of time thinking about the feelings I’ve felt’.
As it reaches its third minute, the slow-burning guitars and loose drums make way for nature-themed sound effects including birdsong and a touch of whistling. This experimental and psychedelic approach is complemented perfectly by the stunning stop-motion video and there’s also an air of vulnerability running throughout, especially when Rossiter exclaims: ‘If it’s all waterproof, I sit in rain’. As ‘Feeling’ approaches its fourth minute, there’s a burst of God is an Astronaut-style guitar before the lyrics are repeated with extra emotion and anguish.
This forceful sound then falls into an almost drone-like ambience, which then settles into a delightfully minimalist final minute. We’d recommend this song to fans of Pile, Modest Mouse and Radiohead and cannot wait to hear more.