Hunter deBlanc debuts his new single ‘Do What Feels Right’ featuring Hellogoodbye, the pop rock band from Huntington Beach, California.
‘Do What Feels Right’ came to be when Hunter wanted to do something different and the batch of songs that were written pre-pandemic didn’t have the right feel.
To get started, Hunter reached out to Canadian producer James Teej, who he discovered while scrolling through Instagram videos during quarantine.
The track gave off a Tame Impala / Capital Cities / Glass Animals vibe which is a sound Hunter hadn’t done before so he reached out to one of his biggest influences, Andrew McMahon of Something Corporate, for songwriting tips.
Andrew told Hunter to give the French indie pop band Phoenix’s Alphabetical album a few listens for inspiration. Gary Larson of Royal Teeth helped with the lyrics and melodies and once everything was in place, he reached out to Forrest Kline of Hellogoodbye to sing the bridge.
Hunter is “blown away to have Forrest on this track” and says that he is a “super nice guy and was very cool to work with.”
You can hear the ‘Do What Feels Right’ and other local artists during Homegrown, Sundays at 9p on 106Three Radio Lafayette.