The Feels – “I’m Not That Guy”


A funky pop charisma enamors on “I’m Not That Guy,” a recent single from Long Island-based duo The Feels. Danny Ayala and Andy Ballereua craft an enticing sound throughout, melding a classic soul-pop arsenal a la The Style Council with modern pop touching stones like Bruno Mars. A title-touting sequence proves especially compelling at the conclusion, as tender guitar stylings emerge alongside the snappy rhythmic appeal.

A symphonic-feeling intrigue quickly gives way to funky bass and bouncy keys, as vocals admit “I know there’s something wrong,” into a confident spirit emitting “I don’t regret it.” The arrival of the central hook, reassuring that “I’m not that guy,” who wastes one’s time, proves delectably replay-inducing. The track is a further showcase of The Feels’ aesthetical immediacy and funk-pop fervor, following 2021 debut single “Your Mind.”

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of December 2023’ Spotify playlist.

We discovered this release via MusoSoup, as part of the artist’s promotional campaign.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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