The dreamy dance pop of Haiku Hands (Claire Nakazawa, Beatrice Lewis, and Mie Nakazawa) is better than ever with their heady, euphoric new single ‘Feels So Good’, as they announce their new album ‘Pleasure Beast’ due out on 1 December 2023 via Spinning Top Music.
‘Feel So Good’ channels a sort of eighties-influenced Bananarama hi-gloss shimmer with its ebullient delivery and high-stepping trot, with a cathartic celebration of release:
It’s time to untie the knot and loosen the bow
Pull my arm back and let it all go
On my own game
Enjoy the ride
Claire Nakazawa says of the track:
I recorded my vocals for ‘Feels So Good’ two nights before I gave birth, so the chorus ‘let it out it feels so good it makes you want to cry’ took on a whole new meaning. The music is inspired by Fatboy Slim’s anthemic dance vibe and Gorillaz. We hope it makes people feel good and encourages them to let it out, sing & dance!
Beatrice Lewis adds:
Feels So Good’ is a song about speaking your truth into a world that would often much prefer you to stay quiet, polite, in line and obedient. It can be speaking loud political truths or quiet needs and wants to the people closest to you. This song is a dedication to those moments in your life when you can be brave enough to find your voice and let it out.
Directed by Tiago Mathias, the accompanying video is a mesmerising mix and match of imagery of the band:
‘Feels So Good’ makes you feel exactly what is says on the label and is out today and available to download and stream here.
The group have a number of festival appearances happening soon – details here.
Feature Photograph: Bronte Godden