Afraid To Feel

Album: single release only (2022)
Charted: 1
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  • LF System is a Scottish DJ/production duo comprising Conor Larkman and Sean Finnigan. After releasing "Afraid To Feel" on May 2, 2022, it went viral on TikTok and became their first single to reach the Official Singles Chart.
  • LF System dug deep into their crate of vinyls for the track's sample. Taking Silk's 1979 tune "I Can't Stop (Turning You On)," they play with its speed as it switches between a heartfelt, soul-soaked number to a euphoric disco banger.
  • Richmond, Virginia, soul/funk group Silk released a solitary album, Midnight Dancer, through Philadelphia International in 1979. "I Can't Stop (Turning You On)," written by Charles B. Simmons, Joseph B. Jefferson, and Richard Roebuck, and featuring Debra Henry on vocals, peaked at #87 on the US R&B chart in 1980.
  • The female vocalist is Louise Clare Marshall, who interpolates the lyrics Debra Henry sang on Silk's "I Can't Stop (Turning You On)." She sings about a guy turned on by a woman, encouraging him him to open his heart to her and not to be "afraid to feel."
  • Conor Larkman and Sean Finnigan used to do back-to-back DJ sets together in Edinburgh club Fly. "We enjoyed working together and we're good friends," Larkman told "Why not just bump our heads together and have double the trouble?"

    The pair formed LF System in the late 2010s. The name combines their two surnames with the addition of System, as "it just sounded cool."
  • Larkman and Finnigan made "Afraid To Feel" in 2019 and started playing it in clubs before releasing it as a single three years later.
  • "Afraid To Feel" won Dance Track of the Year at the BBC Radio 1 Dance Awards 2022.

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  • Rae from UkComplete theft of black music and lyrics. Shameless thieves. It must be in your DNA!
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