On September 20, 2019, Fitz & The Tantrums released their fourth studio album All The Feels. This seventeen track album is a perfect comeback from the band who hasn’t released an album since July of 2017.
The album opens with the title track “All The Feels” that wonderfully sets up the tone of the album. The song transitions into the lead single from this album, “123456,” a catchy song with a sing along chorus that can only be described as infectious. Other highlights on this album include “I Need Help!” which has some of the best harmonies and is an incredible song to hear live. One of my favorites from the album is titled “Don’t Ever Let Em,” which has an anthemic chorus accompanied by a simple drum track and R&B rhythms. “Ready or Not” has possibly my favorite melodies on this album, showing off Fitz’s high belting range and Noelle’s harmonies. It is semi-reminiscent of a One Republic track in the chorus, but has a rap feel to the second verse a la Twenty One Pilots. “Maybe Yes” is a song in a minor key, which is unusual to hear from Fitz & The Tantrums. The chorus chants “Maybe yes / Or maybe no / I get a feeling every time that phone rings.” This lyric really resounded with me because every risk you take to achieve your dreams could either be a “yes” or “no,” which can be nerve-wracking, yet really rewarding. The album closes with “Livin For The Weekend” which features a driving synth in the verses leading up to a bass drop and breakdown in the chorus, ending the album on a very high energy note.
This album is a collection of some of Fitz & The Tantrums technically best and innovative work, and I cannot wait to see how the band translates this to a live show.