Few acts define an era within their genre as well as Cindy Lauper. Her vibrant and tenacious “crazy hair don’t care” attitude is a perfect representation of the raw overtones of the ‘80s, and is so iconic that it can be infused into other tracks with just a well-used sample.
Case in point, the new release from Gabry Ponte and Henri PFR‘s “The Feeling,” a disco delight that samples Lauper’s famed “Girls Just Want To Have Fun” for an instant bump in volatile pop flare. Taking on such a storied and recognizable vocal is a tall task, but the two tastemakers truly rise to the occasion.
The new release manages to split the difference between modern production and ’80s nostalgia, pairing sharp guitar riffs with the smooth synth work of the current era. The result is a track that’s truly timeless, fit for everything from a retro dance party to the modern club.
Gabry Ponte and Henri PFR’s “The Feeling” is out now on streaming services worldwide. Listen below.
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