We’re just a few days away from The Shindellas‘ highly-anticipated debut album Hits That Stick Like Grits, but we’re ready to dig in right now. Can you blame us, though? The soul sisters have spent the last few months serving up a sampler of tempting tunes and visuals with “Money,” “Volcano Love” and “When You’re Lonely.” Now they’re back with a final snack to alleviate our hunger pangs – a new single entitled “Feeling The Pain.”
Written and produced by Louis York, then brought to life by Kasi Jones, Stacy Johnson and Tamara Chauniece‘s impeccable blend, it’s no surprise that the song is catchy and instantly likable. Punchy drums and sunny horns provide the foundation, while The Shindellas further boost the arrangement with their spicy vocals. But a deeper listen reveals something a bit more complex.
“While you were out in the sunshine / I was stuck in the rain / While you were feeling good good good / I was feeling the pain,” they sing. Turns out this upbeat bop is actually all about heartbreak. Even more interesting is how the song shifts gears about halfway through, exchanging its fiery energy for a mellow, contemplative groove.
Hits That Stick Like Grits is slated to drop via Weirdo Workshop this Sunday, September 12th, but why wait? Go ahead and pre-order/pre-save the album right now while listening to “Feeling The Pain” below. Afterward, scroll down for a sneak peek of the heat The Shindellas are bringing for the song’s forthcoming visuals.