STORY OF SONG
Story of Song
‘I Wanna Feel’ is an interpretation of Toni Braxton’s 1996 ‘You’re Makin’ Me High’. The vocals are by Kelli-Leigh Henry-Davila, and the male vocals are by Daniel. In an interview with MTV UK, Secondcity talked about sending the single to Dupstep producer Skream, and how he came close to giving away the track as a free download, saying: “I’ve been an underground artist for so long, and just made music for… this makes me sound really selfish when I say music for myself, but that’s the kind of music for my DJ sets and stuff and I Wanna Feel was just really that, that’s all it was. When I sent it to Skream, he was the first person I sent it to, he was really excited about it and I kind of thought at the time ‘ah this is wicked’, you know maybe it’ll come out on a cool little label and it will do well on Beatport and that’ll be cool and blah blah blah. Then I think we decided ‘nah we’re not gonna do that we’re gonna give it away as a free download and we’re gonna do a music video and that’ll be great’ and that’s what we were set on. It wasn’t until we’d actually got the music video done and we had everything finished, my manager was like ‘I don’t think we should do this, we should probably just wait for a little while’.” Secondcity then added: “I was getting phone calls from Skream and a few other people just like ‘don’t put this tune out, don’t do anything with it’ and then about two weeks went by and suddenly there was just people coming from all these massive labels, like huge independents like Ministry obviously and then more major labels like Sony and Columbia with them all asking to sign it and it was just surreal.”
Released on May 25, 2014.
Bryce Wilson – Toni Braxton – Adam Fenton – Kenneth Edmonds – Rowan Harrington – Daniel Bedingfield.
Ministry of Sound
US – 2
UK – 1
GERMANY – 27
‘I Wanna Feel’ debuted at number one on the UK Singles Charts and also peaked at number one on the UK Dance Charts and UK Indie Charts. The single reached number two on the US Dance Club Songs but didn’t make it to the US Billboard Hot 100. In Scotland, the single peaked at number two and reached number 27 on the Ultratop 50 Flanders in Belgium.
Artist’s age on release date
Acoustic and piano covers by amateur artists on YouTube.