Single Review: Calvin Harris – Feels (feat. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry & Big Sean)

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Calvin Harris presents another star cast for latest single ‘Feels’
Calvin Harris grew out to be one of the absolute most successful DJs and prodcers in the world and he could probably collaborate with almost every pop star he chooses. After hit singles with the likes of Rihanna, Ellie Goulding and Florence Welch, Harris these days isn’t satisfied with one featuring star on his singles anymore. The irresistibly catchy lead single ‘Slide’ taken from his upcoming album Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1 (released on 30th June) had both Frank Ocean and Migos while follow up ‘Heatstroke’ was recorded with Ariana Grande, Pharrell Williams and Young Thug. His latest effort, ‘Feels’, is a collaboration with Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry and Big Sean. Do these multiple artist collab projects actually work?

While ‘Heatstroke’ lacked focus and a strong hook, Calvin Harris redeems himself with ‘Feels’. The funky, disco influenced production is lush and summery and all three vocalists actually add something to the track. Pharrell’s verses swing in a laidback manner while Katy Perry effortlessly lays out the smooth and seductive earworm chorus, something her latest solo album Witness desperately missed. Big Sean speeds up the pace slightly with a flawless rap verse. The title summer hit of 2017 might have been snatched by DJ Khaled, Rihanna and Bryson Tiller today, but ‘Feels’ by Calvin Harris sure is a worthy second place for now.

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