Bringing together lush melodies with clean production that will have heads turned with ease, Hugo Bladel presents ‘Feel the Love’. While we bunker down for the winter, the latest from the now Melbourne based songwriter pines for the warmer, blissful days of summer; putting that thumping bass line in the mix with Bladel’s smoking vocals in particular makes ‘Feel the Love’ an instant groover.
From the jump, early RÜFÜS vibes can be heard on ‘Feel the Love’, while the likes of SAFIA and Tom Misch can be heard in the soulful threads of the song’s arrangement. ‘Feel the Love’ chugs with vibrancy but knows when to pull back and let Bladel’s vocals simmer which on their own, do well in enticing the listener to get the chorus stuck in their head.
“’Feel the Love’ is about swallowing your pride, surrendering to feeling and allowing yourself to feel the love!” – Hugo Bladel
As a recipient of the Nick Balcombe Foundation Grant along with fellow Tassie upstarts A. Swayze and The Ghosts, Bladel has spent much of 2018 deep in new music mode, using the grant to fund the recording of his new sounds at Hobart’s Red Planet Recording Studios. Spurred on by successful sets on stages at the Marion Bay Falls Festival, Party in the Paddock and as part of this year’s Australian Open Live line up, Bladel’s musical journey has been chartered for a busy, busy 2018.