New Single - Feelin' Again - Drops June 24th!!!
- About the Song with Lead Guitarist, Johnny Bernard -
"Out in Hawaii in the Summer of 2017, we were just starting to get reformulate the band, with Patrick Otterson, Chris Jaws, Patrick Flanagan and myself [Johnny Bernard]. Patrick started messing around with a chord progression on guitar, then Otterson made a synth loop in the key of the progression. We started really jamming out! The energy kept building and we all at the same time basically started to yell 'Whoa whoa whoa' (pretty sure Otterson actually started it) and Patrick Flanagan out of no where started singing 'Get that feelin again, feelin again.' We all loved it!"
"We recorded a scratch track version on my phone that day, and I wrote the original lyrics on the bus ride to the studio house down in Honolulu ahead of the next rehearsal. I thought I 'had it' singing it one way in my head, but when I handed Flanagan the lyric sheet, and he started to sing it his way, it really created itself and became this full-throttle, in-your-face song about getting up."
The band was looking to create an opening song for their set list, and they were certain they found it with 'Feelin' Again.'
Johnny continues, "It's a song to bring you back to whatever feeling you are trying to get back to, that you may have lost. In our case it was about finding our musical groove again - both together and as individuals. For others, it may be about getting out of a lost love situation, or getting out of depression, or whatever the listener might be going through at that time."
"After moving from Hawaii to San Diego, we linked up with our new lead singer Chase Manary, and when he came in, he completely demolished it! His rendition added even more verve to this already powerful song, including a new second verse he wrote that makes the song even more electric! Then, when we brought the song to legendary Producer Joey Bradford, he took it and made it his baby for the day and completely changed the way it sounded from a fun-fueled intro to a 'take you to church service for getting your f**ckin a** back up to where you know you can be!"
"We all had a hand in writing the lyrics including Joey and Chris, and we all had our part in writing the arrangement, so ultimately it came down to a song written by Signal For Pilot that then got expertly produced by Joey. And now, we have that 'Feelin Again'."
Johnny wrapped up the interview by sharing this really touching insight with us: "My mom listens to it everyday, and she's battling cancer, trying to get her feeling again. It means way more then just getting back into music, its a song for people to scream and yell if their team is down, if their heart is broken or if they are climbing out from a rut. It is all about getting that special Feelin Again! We all can make it back, we just need each other."
Don't forget to add 'Feelin' Again' to your favorite playlist on Apple Music or Spotify today and add SFP on Facebook and Instagram!
...And if you haven't seen it yet, please check out Signal For Pilot's recently released Music Video for 'Upload!'