“Feel It Still” with Portugal. The Man
Written by Olivia Williams
If you have never heard of this outlandishly named band until now that’s all right, I didn’t know who they were when I first started on this piece either. I know for certain though, whether in a department store or club you have heard their latest hit single “Feel It Still” off their newest album Woodstock, in which they are currently on tour for.
This alt-rock band from Wasilla, Alaska is making an impact on the music scene in a big way with their wildly successful chart topping song “Feel It Still,” which interpolates timeless 1960’s motown hit “ Please Mr. Postman” and draws a whole new crowd of listeners.
Portugal. The Man seems like they are just some overnight success story, but that’s far from the mark. They have put their dues in for many years now and have been the supporting act on tour with the band The Black Keys and many others, played countless festivals and made guest appearances on albums like Yoko Ono’s Yes I’m a Witch Too album performing “Soul Got Out Of The Box.”
“A country is a group of people,” Gourley explainED. “With Portugal, it just ended up being the first country that came to mind. The band’s name is ‘Portugal.’ The period is stating that, and ‘The Man’ states that it’s just one person.” Along with the “Bigger than life” aim the name also has a personal meaning to Gourley. Portugal. The Man was going to be the name of a book that he had planned to write about his father’s life.
The tour promoting their record Woodstock kicked off in Bloomington, IL on the 2nd of October. Portugal. The Man, will be rocking around the U.S. this year bringing you their unique sound and chart topping song “Feel It Still.” The band will be making 2 stops in the old north state playing at The Ritz in Raleigh on Oct. 26 and The Fillmore in Charlotte on Oct. 27. If you want to keep up to date with the band that’s making waves in the music scene, follow them on facebook, instagram, and twitter. Check out their website for more info.