Feel The Love
by Rudimental (featuring John Newman)

Album: Home (2012)
Charted: 1

Songfacts®:

  • The original three members of East London music collective Rudimental go back a long way. Co-producer Piers Agget, and DJ Locksmith grew up on the same road in Hackney, whilst their co-producer colleague Kesi Dryden lived just around the corner in Stoke Newington, where he went to the same school as Labrinth and Professor Green. A third co-producer Amir Amor joined the trio in mid-2011 after working with them on some remixes.
  • The song features the vocals of Leeds College of Music Further Education alumnus John Newman, who moved to London at the age of 20 to embark on a musical career. Newman got to know Agget, who introduced him to the rest of Rudimental, and this song came out of a day in the studio with the collective. It was released May 28, 2012 on Black Butter Records.
  • John Newman was facing an operation to remove a benign brain tumor when he heard this song on the radio for the first time. He recalled to Q magazine: "I'd been working on that track when I got a brain tumor. I remember being in a consultant's waiting room – he was going to talk me through the operation. I was sh---ing myself. I put the radio on and Zane Lowe dropped 'Feel The Love' – it was the first play of it . I thought, 'You know what? Everything's going to be fine.'"

    Not long after Newman was discharged from hospital, the song reached #1 in the UK.

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