All I Ever Wanted Was a Feel of It
Opening with a light-hearted backbeat, right off the bat “Feel of It” radiates a new energy for School of X, who’s music has historically had a darker bent.
After one verse, “Feel of It” leaves the backbeat behind for its first truly anthemic chorus, as if he just couldn’t wait to take this infectious, danceable energy to the next level. The story behind this upbeat indie-pop anthem, however, is not all sunshine and rainbows, Rasmus Littauer, the man behind the School of X moniker says:
“It’s about the desire to break out of daily routines and boredom, craving for headspace, excitement and bigger emotions. It’s a desire that seduces me and haunts me and sometimes comes with a cost. Sometimes you end up all alone because you’ve been blinded by the light.”
School of X’s sophomore album Dancing Through The Void (Sept. 24) will display Littauer's infectious indie-pop songwriting, but with a broader, almost borderless range of genre influence than in his previous work. As “Feel of It” continues through backbeat verses, anthemic choruses and into an organ solo, we start to get a taste of the broad range of inspiration Littauer is pulling from.