(It) Feels So Good

Album: Single Release Only (2011)
Charted: 35
  • This upbeat, summery tune was Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler's first solo single. The song was premiered on Ryan Seacrest's KIIS-FM radio show on May 9, 2011 and went on sale the following day at digital retailers.
  • Tyler penned the tune with frequent collaborator Marti Frederiksen, who has worked with Aerosmith since the mid-1990s. The frontman told Billboard magazine: "He wrote the music and I listened to it and said, 'Oh my God, this song needs to get finished.' So I went down by the pool at the Sunset Marquis and I wrote all the lyrics and the melody in about two hours. It's such a good-time song. I think it's what America needs right now, just putting the roof down in your car on your way to the beach."
  • The song was Tyler's second solo step outside Aerosmith; in November 2010 he released "Love Lives," the theme song for the Japanese film Space Battleship Yamato.
  • The song's music video was shot by Norwegian-born, Los Angeles-based director and photographer Ray Kay, who resume includes visuals for Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber and Beyoncé. He told Norwegian newspaper VG: "It's amazing to see a 63-year-old with as much energy as him, especially when one has seen and experienced as much as he has. He is still as enthusiastic about this video as he was about the first video he made a long ago time with Aerosmith."
  • The track was written in 2002 during the making of Aerosmith's 'career-spanning compilation O Yeah! Ultimate Aerosmith Hits. Originally titled "Oxygen," it was reportedly turned down by the band.

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