Singaporean producer et aliae has teamed up with Japanese dream pop artist Cuushe for "Feel Me," a song that came together this past spring in support of et aliae's debut EP, Rose. Guided by pop-influenced house breaks and complemented by a gleaming piano melody, the song is a delicate, high-energy ode to the feeling of promise and rejuvenation that tends to hit as you make your way home after dancing all night. Gentle breakdowns and earnest lyrics add a further level of intimacy: When the sun is going up/ close your eyes, you can feel me, Cuushe croons warmly.
In an email to The FADER, the two artists explained their songwriting process: "I've always wanted to make a song that is a gentle throwback to ’90s Chicago house — bright piano chords lend a joyful energy to any song," et aliae said. "Cuushe and I share many similar musical influences and experiences, working with her on 'Feel Me' was a dream." Cuushe added, "When I recorded vocals for this song, I was imagining et aliae in Singapore. When she and I were talking over the phone for this project, I could hear the sounds of Singapore, people were talking at the cafe and traffic sounds. I like that kind of moment."