We’re continuing our dive down the nostalgic rabbit hole today with common goldfish‘s recently released ‘I Don’t Feel Today’. This one smacks of peak Britpop true to this artist’s revivalist style. He belongs to a growing contingent of musicians and producers who are finding comfort and connection in this 90s genre, which may have fallen out of favour for a beat there, but clearly people like common goldfish never forgot the rush of excitement on first listening to acts like Oasis and The Stone Roses.
It was during that initial Britpop era that the festival scene really grew into what it is today and that’s a corner stone of common goldfish‘s musical experience. As he explains, “I think the rise of the festival scene in recent years has been a great antidote for example – Bringing people together and spreading joy and positivity. I think it’s really important for society.”
This carefree festival scene where we go “to feel again”, as common goldfish’s track indicates, contrasts to the rat race lifestyle of the city, which was most likely inspired by the artist’s hometown of Tottenham, itself swallowed up by the sprawling city of London.
“We are living more and more on top of each other but for some reason we’re becoming increasingly isolated from one another. The rise of independence and individualism has been at the expense of community and a sense of belonging. With the pace of life getting faster and faster, we’re spending more and more time in front of screens on a never-ending quest for instant gratification. I do worry that we’re losing our sense of reality and what matters most – human interaction and connection,” he adds with an illuminating perspective.
‘I Don’t Feel Today’ is a reminder to seek out connection and celebrate community where ever we may find it, even if that’s for one mud-clad and rain-soaked weekend in a field with a bunch of strangers. That stuff still matters.
Listen to ‘I Don’t Feel Today’ in our Indie Rockers playlist.
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