Feel (Sleeping with Sirens album)

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Feel
Feel Album Cover by Sleeping With Sirens.jpg
Studio album by Sleeping with Sirens
Released June 4, 2013
Recorded February 2013
Genre
Length 42:57
Label Rise
Producer Cameron Mizell
Sleeping with Sirens chronology
If You Were a Movie, This Would Be Your Soundtrack
(2012)
Feel
(2013)
Madness
(2015)
Singles from Feel
  1. "Low"
    Released: April 23, 2013
  2. "Alone"
    Released: May 21, 2013
  3. "Congratulations"
    Released: 2013

Feel is the third album by American post-hardcore band Sleeping with Sirens was released by June 4, 2013. This is the last album released on Rise. The entire album was produced by Cameron Mizell who had produced their debut album.[3] It is the final album to feature rhythm guitarist Jesse Lawson after his departure from the band later in 2013.[4] The album also features guest appearances by Fronz (Attila), Matty Mullins (Memphis May Fire) and Shayley Bourget (Dayshell, ex-Of Mice & Men).[3]

Background[edit]

In December 2012, vocalist Kellin Quinn teased about a new album, stating "If the world doesn't end before #2013, [we'll] deliver an amazing album to you!"[5] On February 6, 2013, Quinn posted that he had finished tracking vocals for the album.[6]

Release[edit]

In March and April 2013, the group went on a headlining US tour, dubbed the Take It or Leave It Tour, with support from Conditions, Dangerkids and Lions Lions.[7] On April 22, Feel was announced for release in June. In addition, a lyric video was released for "Low".[8] On May 20, "Alone" was made available for streaming.[9] The following day, it was released as a single.[10] On May 24, "The Best There Ever Was" was made available for streaming.[11] A day later, "Free Now" was made available for streaming.[12] On May 26, "Congratulations" was made available for streaming.[13] Later that day, the rest of the album was made available for streaming.[14] In May and June, the band went on a headlining tour of the UK and Europe.[5]

Feel was released on June 4 through Rise Records.[10] Two days later, a music video was released for "Alone".[15] In the summer, the group embarked on the Warped Tour.[16] In September and October, the group went on a tour of Europe and the UK.[17] On October 16, it was announced that guitarist Jesse Lawson had left the group, choosing to focus on his family.[18] On October 29, a music video was released for "Congratulations".[19] In October and November, the group embarked on The Feel This Tour in the US with support from Memphis May Fire, Breathe Carolina, Issues and Our Last Night.[20]

Reception[edit]

Critical response[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[21]
Alternative Press3.5/5 stars[22]

Feel received generally positive reviews from music critics. Gregory Heaney of AllMusic commented that "the talented vocal of Kellin Quinn making an album like Feel a shining light in an increasingly homogenized post-hardcore landscape."[21] Scott Heisel of Alternative Press stated "while the collaboration with MGK gels perfectly and could totally be a crossover smash, the collaboration with Memphis May Fire’s Matty Mullins is misguided" and continued "still, the good more than outweighs the bad, and as a whole, Feel is a big step up."[22]

Commercial performance[edit]

The album debuted at number 3 on the US Billboard 200 chart, selling around 60,000 copies in its first week, making the album one of the highest charting post-hardcore albums of all time.[23][24][25] It has sold 180,000 copies in the US as of March 2015.[26] The album also debuted at number 36 on UK Albums Chart[27] and number 14 on Australian Albums Chart.[28]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Kellin Quinn and Jesse Lawson, all music composed by Sleeping with Sirens

No.TitleLength
1."Feel"4:41
2."Here We Go"3:19
3."Free Now"3:53
4."Alone" (featuring Machine Gun Kelly)3:47
5."I'll Take You There" (featuring Shayley Bourget of Dayshell and formerly Of Mice & Men)4:03
6."The Best There Ever Was" (featuring Fronz of Attila)3:20
7."Low"3:42
8."Congratulations" (featuring Matty Mullins of Memphis May Fire)4:42
9."Déjà Vu"3:17
10."These Things I've Done"3:25
11."Sorry"3:02
12."Satellites"3:39
Total length:42:57

Personnel[edit]

Members

  • Kellin Quinn – lead vocals, keyboards
  • Jack Fowler – lead guitar
  • Jesse Lawson – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Justin Hills – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Gabe Barham – drums

Guest musicians

  • Machine Gun Kellyrapping on "Alone"
  • Shayley Bourget – singing on "I'll Take You There"
  • Chris Fronzak – vocals on "The Best There Ever Was"
  • Cameron Mizell – backing vocals on "Low"
  • Matty Mullins – vocals on "Congratulations"
  • Jai Agront – backing vocals on "Satellites"

Production[3]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
Australian Albums Chart[28] 14
US Billboard 200[23] 3
US Top Rock Albums 2
US Top Independent Albums 2
UK Albums Chart[27] 36

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Feel - Sleeping with Sirens - Songs, Reviews, Credits - AllMusic". Archived from the original on 2013-06-09. 
  2. ^ "Sleeping With Sirens: Feel - Reviews @ Ultimate-Guitar.com". Archived from the original on 2014-10-20. 
  3. ^ a b c Angel, Amy (24 April 2013). "Sleeping With Sirens Reveal Artwork And Tracklisting For New Album Feel - Stereoboard UK". Stereoboard.com. Retrieved 30 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-10-17. Retrieved 2013-10-17.  - Alternative Press
  5. ^ a b Whitt, Cassie (December 17, 2012). "UPDATE: Sleeping With Sirens announce 2013 UK/Europe tour, upgrade venues due to demand". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. Archived from the original on July 3, 2017. Retrieved December 18, 2017. 
  6. ^ Common, Tyler (February 6, 2013). "Sleeping With Sirens finish recording vocals for new album". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. Archived from the original on February 14, 2013. Retrieved December 18, 2017. 
  7. ^ Whitt, Cassie (January 14, 2013). "Sleeping With Sirens announce US spring tour". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. Archived from the original on July 3, 2017. Retrieved December 18, 2017. 
  8. ^ Bird, Michele (April 22, 2013). "Sleeping With Sirens announce new album 'Feel,' stream first single "Low"". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. Archived from the original on July 3, 2017. Retrieved December 18, 2017. 
  9. ^ Whitt, Cassie (May 20, 2013). "Sleeping With Sirens stream new song, "Alone"". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. Archived from the original on August 13, 2016. Retrieved December 18, 2017. 
  10. ^ a b Common, Tyler (May 14, 2013). "Sleeping With Sirens to release new single "Alone" featuring MGK". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. Archived from the original on July 3, 2017. Retrieved December 18, 2017. 
  11. ^ Common, Tyler (May 24, 2013). "Sleeping With Sirens stream new song "The Best There Ever Was" featuring Attila's Fronz". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. Archived from the original on April 1, 2016. Retrieved December 18, 2017. 
  12. ^ Common, Tyler (May 25, 2013). "Sleeping With Sirens release new song, "Free Now"". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. Archived from the original on June 10, 2013. Retrieved December 18, 2017. 
  13. ^ Common, Tyler (May 26, 2013). "Sleeping With Sirens release new song "Congratulations" featuring Memphis May Fire's Matty Mullins". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. Archived from the original on October 9, 2014. Retrieved December 18, 2017. 
  14. ^ Bird, Michele (May 26, 2013). "Sleeping With Sirens stream new album, 'Feel'". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. Archived from the original on January 3, 2014. Retrieved December 18, 2017. 
  15. ^ Mendyuk, Bridjet (June 6, 2013). "Sleeping With Sirens release "Alone" video featuring Machine Gun Kelly". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. Archived from the original on June 2, 2017. Retrieved December 18, 2017. 
  16. ^ Kraus, Brian (February 3, 2013). "Sleeping With Sirens post Warped Tour announcement video". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. Archived from the original on February 8, 2013. Retrieved December 18, 2017. 
  17. ^ Whitt, Cassie (May 13, 2013). "Sleeping With Sirens announce fall European tour". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. Archived from the original on December 18, 2017. Retrieved December 18, 2017. 
  18. ^ Kraus, Brian (October 16, 2013). "Sleeping With Sirens part ways with guitarist Jesse Lawson". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. Archived from the original on July 3, 2017. Retrieved December 18, 2017. 
  19. ^ Crane, Matt (October 29, 2013). "Sleeping With Sirens debut "Congratulations" video featuring Matty Mullins". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. Archived from the original on July 3, 2017. Retrieved December 18, 2017. 
  20. ^ Bird, Michele (August 4, 2013). "Sleeping With Sirens announce "The Feel This Tour" with Memphis May Fire, Issues, more". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. Archived from the original on March 23, 2017. Retrieved December 18, 2017. 
  21. ^ a b Heaney, Gregory (June 10, 2013). "Sleeping with Sirens Feel". Allmusic.com. Archived from the original on June 9, 2013. Retrieved June 11, 2013. 
  22. ^ a b Sleeping With Sirens - Feel Archived 2013-06-08 at the Wayback Machine. - www.altpress.com
  23. ^ a b Chart History - Billboard.com
  24. ^ Queens of the Stone Age Heading for First No. 1 Album Archived 2014-02-23 at the Wayback Machine. - Billboard.com
  25. ^ "Sleeping With Sirens Headed for Best Week Ever on Billboard 200 Chart". Archived from the original on 2014-02-21. 
  26. ^ "Upcoming Releases". Hits Daily Double. HITS Digital Ventures. Archived from the original on March 14, 2015. 
  27. ^ a b Official Charts Archived 2013-09-27 at the Wayback Machine. - www.officialcharts.com
  28. ^ a b ARIA Archived September 6, 2014, at the Wayback Machine. - www.ariacharts.com

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