The new tandem is comprised of, Siná Mousavian (singer/songwriter), and David Evers (producer/songwriter). Their bop, “THRILL,” channels Melii’s Dominican background and embraces Latinx influences sonically, which drive the song from start to finish. The track’s rhythmic soundscapes set the tone for their stimulating pursuit with its co-production by David Evers of Feels, and Hennedub — the LA-based producer/songwriter behind 25 top 5 singles in Denmark. And “THRILL” is a soon-to-be fan favorite. With an array of inspirations from North America, the Universal Music Denmark/Then We Take The World artists, and their Spanglish collaboration propel their music across separate corners of the globe.
With the chorus, “God, I love the thrill/ I like the thill/ You know I love the way it feels when it is wrong,” the cat and mouse chase begins. Each “THRILL” verse offers separate male and female perspectives. Still, Melii makes it clear she is the alpha of the record with her lyrics, “Run up a bag, yeah/ I can’t do no h*e/ I can’t do no h*e/ I just run up on your bucks/ If you fall in love I ghost.” So, the cross-continent collab makes for an exciting battle of the sexes.
The Knockturnal got to catch up with Feels about why Melii “fit perfectly on the track,” how Drake influenced them, and what separates themselves from on-the-rise talent. Get to know Feels in their own words here.
The Knockturnal: Music is a universal language. You are a Danish duo who selected a Dominican-American artist for your debut single. Sonically, how did Melii inspire you before you reached out to her for the collaboration, “Thrill”?
Feels: We’ve actually had an eye for her since she released the “Bodak Yellow (Remix).” She just brings a different edge to the mix that fits perfectly in our world. So when we had this Latin inspired vibe in the track, we figured she would be a perfect match — and she killed it.
Yes, when we made the song, we just got the feeling that something was missing. We talked about some ideal scenarios. We agreed a Melii feature was one of them. We thought she would fit perfectly on the track, so we decided to reach out. It turned out she loved “THRILL,” and enjoyed our vibe.”
The Knockturnal: What do you want your growing fanbase to know about your musical journey?
Feels: We’ve learned so much over the past few years. We have been working with a bunch of different artists, producers, and songwriters. So, one thing we know for sure is that we always leave the ego behind when we create.
The Knockturnal: How does Feels separate themselves from other on-the-rise talents?
Feels: We want to make music that we can look back at in 20 years and still feel proud of. We’ve done this for a long time. There have been so many ups and downs. This [song] prepared us, and our minds are now clear. We are focused on what we want to do and how we’re going to execute.
The Knockturnal: You are cross-genre artists. Who do you draw inspiration from?
Feels: Damn! There are so many, but the 6 God. He can do R&B rap, dancehall, pop, and still be on top of everything. Drake is definitely the man.
The Knockturnal: What is en route for your listeners following, “Thrill”?
Feels: Our music is very versatile and we are experimenting. This is the first single that had a Latin trap vibe. The next one might be a stripped-down guitar song. So, what we’re saying is, the next move from us, may not be what you would expect. Hopefully, our fans will appreciate that.