"This Is How It Feels" was a 1990 single by the Inspiral Carpets. It was their first single in the Top 40, where it reached number 14 in the UK.
The US music video for "This Is How It Feels" was inspired by the imagery of the British art duo Gilbert and George, making use of their signature "stained glass" and grid style and their standard iconography.
The single (radio) mix, remixed by Flood, features a different second verse with more oblique (and hence radio-friendly) lyrics (e.g. the line "seems they found him under a train" replaced by "left a note for a local girl").