"When The Night Feels My Song" was the breakthrough single from Bedouin Soundclash, a Canadian alt-rock band who debuted with the independent release Root Fire
in 2001. By the time they wrote this reggae-flavored soft-rock tune for their next album, Sounding A Mosaic
, their future was uncertain, which made its success all the more meaningful for the band. Lead singer Jay Malinowski told Songfacts in 2022
"It's one of the biggest songs we have - but meaningful because I remember writing it and thinking it was going to be the last song that I ever was probably going to write for the band, because I thought we were moving on.
I remember that moment in time really well and it's meaningful in that sense. It says something to me about how you can think one thing in reality of how things are, and then that can drastically change at any time."