Devan x Lindsey Lomis – Feel Better

“This song makes it clear how important it is to think about your loved ones, because it often happens that their smile is just a facade that hides pain, tears and problems. The music is melancholy, sad, but it has a lot of feelings that come from the heart. And this is the most important thing.” (Automatically Translated with Google Translate)

“Это песня даёт понять, как важно задумываться о своих близких, ведь часто бывает так, что их улыбка — это всего лишь фасад, за которым скрывается боль, слёзы и проблемы. Музыка меланхоличная, грустная, но в ней очень много чувств, которые исходят от самого сердца. А это самое главное.”

From Devan:

I wrote this song for my parents. I moved back in with them during quarantine, and for the first time in my life, I really saw them break down and experience some difficult things. You always picture your parents as pillars - strong, stable and supportive - but it was only when I got older that I realized they’re as vulnerable as the rest of us. It seems obvious, but it’s a facade that we all want to hold on to as kids. Don’t parents always have a solution to every problem?! They were both going through a tough time and I felt so helpless. I wanted to see them happy and didn’t know how to fix it. I was talking about it with my friends Jack Emblem and Jesse Gold on a writing retreat last fall, while drinking wine and blasting The Fray. Jesse started playing these soft emotional chords and Jack started layering a beat over it, and the chorus popped into my head. So, this song was inspired by heart to hearts, boxed wine and early-2000’s soft rock.

From Lindsey Lomis:

I’m so inspired by Devan, so of course I immediately said yes when she asked if I wanted to sing on her song “Feel Better.” This song means so much to me. When writing my verse and recording it, I definitely had my best friend in mind. My hope is to make her feel better after a tough day or if she’s going through a hard situation. It’s so important to check in on your loved ones and be there when they need you.

Reviewed by Nagamag on September 30, 2022