Listen: Bully - Feels Like
Bully’s debut brings us Nashville indie-rock with no holds barred.
The music scene moves in cycles, genres come in and out of fashion as easily as the seasons change, and whether we like it or not, our favourite musical trends have an expiry date. But with Feels Like, it sounds like Bully is dragging us kicking and screaming – while they’re kicking and screaming – back to the age of rock-and-fucking-roll. No more folk songs disguised by synthesisers. No more EDM drops and anti-drops and every variation of drops in between. Just Bully frontwoman Alicia Bognanno roaring her way through a fucked up life of highs and lows.
Highlights include every goddamn song on this album, from the explosive memory recall of I Remember to the warts-and-all confessional of Trying, where Bognanno admits, “I question everything, my focus, my figure, my sexuality.” Do yourself a favour, take the album, get in your car, wind your windows right down, and develop a liberal interpretation of the speed limit on the straightest road you can find.
Here's a stream via the always-getting-awesome-advance-streams, NPR: