“Feels” is the new single from Black Marble aka Chris Stewart. The song appears on the forthcoming album Bigger Than Life, due out October 25 on new label home Sacred Bones Records.
As Stewart states: “‘Feels’ is an impression more that a story really, told through visual snapshots.” He continues, “Speaking about having a radio show and working a blood drive in DC are memories from sort of a fictional character’s “nineties” past, when that part of the country was central to underground music in America and having radio shows on college radio was a popular thing for students to do. These local scenes seemed more cohesive and unified and maybe a little more innocent. The idea that now the quote unquote “scene” is more a digital pastiche of correlated yet not at all united artists, ostensibly associating with one another more for self-promotion than any kind of ethical unity seems a little sad by comparison. It’s interesting that music, a communal thing by nature, is experienced by some artists as an atomized, perfunctory, and maybe even a bit lonely experience, considering its always been a tool for people to find their voice and find others like themselves.”
Listen & watch below to Black Marble’s new single + video “Feels”.
With the single release of “Feels” comes a video which perfectly brings the song to visual life through “the use of real VHS footage from family archives,” says the video director, Izrayl Brinsdon, thereby establishing “a source of nostalgia that is honest and without fabrication.” Additionally, Brinsdon considers the song to be “a reflection of past trauma triggered by space and place. Physical objects transcend time and present an intangible past to the subject.” He goes on to say, “While conversing with Black Marble, it became evident that the lyrical and visual narratives were cohesive. Combined, the audience is left with a farewell note to the past. No matter how vivid a memory, we must all keep moving forward.”