Today’s song, featured on The Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is "Feelings" by Bloods, from the 2018 album Feelings on Share It Music.

Aussie garage-punk quartet Bloods are releasing their sophomore album Feelings next week via Share It Music, a US-based record label headed up by Sub Pop Records’ Cayle Sharratt. The label operates as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, splitting proceeds between artists, their chosen charity, and the label. Bloods have chosen to support the Australian-based Indigenous Literacy Foundation for this album campaign. Our song of the day is the album’s title track, a bursting anthem for anyone and everyone getting over heartbreak. Lead vocalist MC says this about the track: ““I had some serious writer's block and it had been about a year since I’d written any music, but I really wanted another song for the album we were working on. I started strumming and the song literally poured out of me. It was written in about an hour on a Wednesday night, I sent it to the band on Thursday and by Sunday we were recording it. It’s about the complexities of new love when you’re trying to move on from a previous heartbreak and in that, not trying to rely on the new person to make you happy. So the chorus ‘Learning to be happy, without you’ refers to finding happiness beyond the pain of loss and the promise of the new, and learning to be happy on your own.”


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