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still feel.

half·alive

Album *7

half·alive are an indie, indie-pop rock group from Long Beach, California. Having only formed back on April 2017, the group are fairly known on the indie-pop scene. The members consist of drummer Brett Kramer, guitarist J Tyler Johnson and singer Josh Taylor.

“still feel.”, is an upbeat, feel-good indie bop with an undertone of funk and soul, from their upcoming album *7. Written by the vocalist Josh Taylor, half·alive tells music Genius website how the track came about while Taylor had challenged himself to write 50 songs in order to get better at song writing. “I wrote it out of a place of feeling like, “how can I continue to have hope within the sense of being rootless”. Around that time, the 50 songs were being written, I had just broken up with my band that we had since high school and start of college… It wasn’t until the next year when I was in Nepal, I was with my cousin, and the lyrics took a deeper dive into all those feelings I had been having and then expanding on those. That’s when the space metaphor came in.” Taylor’s explanation makes a lot of sense as the whole song is based around the concept of losing yourself and having an unknown sense of identity. “I still feel alive / When it is hopeless, I start to notice / And I still feel alive / Falling forward, back into orbit”, again the reference to space and “pulling me back to earth. Using space as a metaphor for feeling a sense of unknown and floating through life and time when your sense of identity is such a complex and unknown concept in an individual’s life.

The music video was released on the 3rd August 2018, with extremely simple choreography by the band in a tiled room with colourful lights. The choreography was put together by Jordan Johnson and Aiden Carberry. The video was also directed and cut by Josh Taylor, and currently has almost 9 and a half million views.

Release Date: 3rd August 2018

Songwriter/s: Josh Taylor

Genre: Indie, Indie-Pop

Label: Self-released

Music Video Release Date: 3rd August

Music Video Director: Josh Taylor

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    ENCOURAGEMENT

    May 13, 2021 at 6:42 pm

    I love this song. Plus people should comment more on posts like this cause I know people are looking at it. Common now It would prob make this laddies day and it dont cost you nothin! *-* just like do a thumbs up or something it dont matter just tell her good job or something she prob worked really hard on this. Girl you doing great keep at it

      Jenny cloud

      May 13, 2021 at 6:44 pm

      Thumbs up girl you doing great you are a really nice writer and one day I hope you make it big!

    Patrick

    June 18, 2021 at 6:58 am

    Interesting but very short, not sure if this is all the info you had on this song but if that’s the case you can add that at the end there isn’t much info given but that is what’s available. Thanks for writing this out for us, though it wasn’t much I now have a better idea of what the song is about. (:

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