We’ve been waiting a while for a new drop from Portugal. The Man, and the wait is finally over.
And after experiencing their new single, “Feel It Still,” we completely understand the hold-up. The interactive music video acts a vehicle for hidden resistance—on the surface it appears to be another music video in the style that we’ve come to know and love from the guys, but when you engage with the video by clicking on the prompts it reveals ways in which you can resist the current political climate. But rather than being just a statement from the band, the end of the video provides you with tangible ways in which to play your part by providing 30 links. These links will lead you to actions such as donating to Planned Parenthood, a how-to on stencilling your own designs for resistance graffiti, or ways in which you can address climate change. Oh, and did we mention the song is fucking brilliant as well?
While there’s no release date just yet for their new album Woodstock, “Feel It Still,” and the politically charged microcosm it creates is surely a sign of good things to come. Lead singer John Gourley said about the album, “We worked with so many rad people on this album, but ended up with just the four of us in a basement at 4am trying to say something that mattered. Trying to write music that would help people feel they’re not alone, even if they’re angry or feeling lost. This video is our way of saying that we’re all in this together.”
You can watch the “Feel It Still” video above, but for the version with all the bells and whistles, go to feelitstill.com