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Singled Out: The Devyl Nellys Funk Is Free

05/25/2016
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The Devyl Nellys

(Radio.com) The Devyl Nellys' Max Feinstein tells us the story behind their new track "Funk Is Free". Here is the story:

Funk Is Free started in August of 2014 with a working concept of "Perfect Strangers." That initial version had the main instrumental melody, but not much else, and aside from showing the idea to John Oates at Crown Of Continents Guitar Festival in Montana a few weeks later I didn't do a whole lot with it until presenting it to the band in September when it came time to choose more songs for the album. We jammed on it as a band and ended up writing the remaining parts of the song that day.

Will Kienzle came up with the chorus hook, and the lyric that became the title of the song, Nelly Levon articulated the concept with melody lines and lyrics, and the song took flight, & shape. The chorus and verse ideas that were added to my original idea really excited me because Will & Nelly wrote them and they were inspiring me to contribute more to the song and to see my own ideas in a different light.

The song is special to me as a writer and as a music fan because it's the kind of song that really got me passionate as a young kid and was the kind of song I'd wanted to write for a long time. It's a very earnest and encouraging piece of work that wants to encourage someone to have a good time for the sake of having a good time.

Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself here and learn more about the album right here!

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