Alex Winston drops indie pop gem ‘Special Feeling’ ahead of anticipated album release

"It's a song about wanting to be seen yet being terrified of it at the same time. A paradox that I think a lot of artists feel putting their work out into the world but also something we all feel to a certain extent"
6 May 2024
Photo by Matthew Libassi

Alex Winston shares​ indie pop​ gem Special Feeling, a fresh tune drenched in enchanting guitar melodies intertwined with introspective lyricism, offering a poignant reflection on the paradox of craving recognition while wrestling with the fear of vulnerability.

​Reflecting on the inspiration behind the track, she shares, “‘Special Feeling’ is a song about wanting to be seen yet being terrified of it at the same time. A paradox that I think a lot of artists feel putting their work out into the world but also something we all feel to a certain extent“.

Special Feeling, released via Rat Rizzo Records, serves as the third single from Winston’s eagerly anticipated full-length album, slated for release in June 2024.

From the suburbs of Detroit emerges Alex Winston, with a distinct voice and a talent for weaving together lively, upbeat melodies with genuine life stories. Winston’s music becomes a platform for self-reflection, cleverly interjecting wit into her most heartfelt moments.

Winston has been making waves since her debut album, King Con, earned widespread acclaim upon its release in 2012 under Island Records.​ Having shared stages with prominent acts such as Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Little Dragon, and Gotye, Alex Winston solidified her status as a rising star in the indie music landscape. 

‘Special Feeling’ artwork by Jack Schurman

Despite setbacks like her sophomore album being shelved, Winston’s dedication to her craft has stayed strong. Before the pandemic, she mesmerized audiences with a series of singles, highlighting her versatility and enduring relevance in the industry.

Collaborating with longtime friend and MS MR member Max Hershenow for their side project, Post Precious, further showcased her ability to transcend genres, featuring collaborations with artists like Charli XCX and Ryn Weaver.

As anticipation mounts for her upcoming album, Special Feeling leads the charge, signaling Winston’s return to the spotlight and reaffirming her position as one of indie pop’s most compelling voices.

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