Premiere: The 1 Class “Feel It” for Deeper Connection on Heartfelt New Single

The 1 Class © 2017
Chicago’s The 1 Class dig into themselves on pulsing new single “Feel It,” an anthemic cry for deeper connection full of longing, heart, and warmth.
RIYL: U2, The 1975, LANY, Bad Suns

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True connection is special because it’s unique: It takes real time and effort to know someone, and for someone to know you. Such deeper understanding can be fleeting, especially with our world’s endless distractions and push notifications. Still, we all feel it – the pull for something meaningful, something fulfilling and real.

Can you feel it
Can you feel it at all
Can you feel it
Oh my heart’s screaming out
Can you see it
In the back of my eyes
When I’m faded
And my heart’s screaming out
Listen: “Feel It ” – The 1 Class

Atwood Magazine is proud to be premiering The 1 Class’ pulsing new single “Feel It,” an anthemic cry for deeper connection full of longing, heart, and warmth. The Chicago-based indie rock duo of percussionist Jacob Dollaske and vocalist/guitarist Chris Holben, The 1 Class recently independently released their debut EP The Love War (9/22/2017). The band’s first single since that debut, “Feel It” builds upon an ambient bed of reverb-swathed guitars, exploding with color and glowing with feeling.

Feel It - The 1 Class

Feel It – The 1 Class

In the past when I trusted your smile
Filled with doubt consumed in denial
Can you feel it
Can you feel it at all
Can you feel it
Oh my soul’s bleeding out

“For me, the song represents a longing for a deeper connection with someone, which seems to be getting harder and harder to find in this increasingly faster pace world,” reflects Chris Holben. “It’s a song about vulnerability. The verse ‘…opened me up…kept me awhile…lesson I learned…don’t trust her smile‘, sums up the song’s message pretty well. We’re often so eager to connect with someone physically and mentally, that we forget to consider the voice of our hearts, the reason we search for that deep connection to begin with.”

We can all relate to Holben’s words: Communication just isn’t the same anymore. Our attention spans are shorter; those who can go longer than an hour without their cell phones are praised in many communities. It’s a shame and a pity, but all is not lost: It’s just going to take a little more work, from all of us.

You opened me up
and kept me awhile
lesson I learned
You don’t trust her smile
Can you feel it
Can you feel it at all
Can you feel it
Oh my heart’s screaming out
Can you see it
In the back of my eyes
When I’m faded
And my soul’s bleeding out.

“Feel It” screams for substance – for truly knowing another, and sharing that special bond we humans can be so good at. Overflowing with a lively, infectious energy, this song has the potential to put The 1 Class on the map for good. It’s raw, heartfelt, and undeniably real: A passionate anthem you won’t want to miss.

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Mitch is the Editor-in-Chief of Atwood Magazine and a 2014 graduate from Tufts University, where he pursued his passions of music and psychology. He currently works at Universal Music Group in New York City. In his off hours, Mitch may be found songwriting, wandering about one of New York’s many neighborhoods, or writing an article on your next favorite artist for Atwood. Mitch’s words of wisdom to fellow musicians and music lovers are thus: Keep your eyes open and never stop exploring. No matter where you go, what you do or who you are with, you can always learn something new and inspire something amazing.
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