Portuguese dream pop artist ‘Greg Bounce’ made a fabulous electro song well played ‘Can I Now Feel?’ ready to debut in Formula Indie the November 20th
You get the impression that Lisbon-based Greg Bounce is most definitely speaking from experience
when talking about the inspiration behind his beautiful new synthpop groove, ‘Can I Now Feel?’
“Turning corners represents something unknown or unseen,” he says. “But moving forwards towards
them is the only way to go.” After all, the former Cocoa Futures’ frontman’s life has turned in multiple
directions over the past couple of years, taking him from London to Lisbon via Scotland,
encompassing different musical projects and changing relationships en route.
During this journey, Greg has also become increasingly enamoured of the pleasures of the great
outdoors, and his long, rambling hikes further influenced the new single. “I love hiking in nature,” he
says. “When you go on a big hike, the path is never straight, it always follows a trail behind mountains
or valleys.” It’s appropriate, then, that ‘Can I Now Feel?’ is a slice of spacious electronic pop that’s as
invigorating as a lungful of mountain air and has a vibe that’s as hopeful as a morning glimpse of a
cloudless, expansive sky.
Produced by Manchester-based Samuel Jones, ‘Can I Now Feel’ also features long-time Greg
Bounce collaborator Brendan Williams (Dutch Uncles, GoGo Penguin). The single’s eye-catching
cover art is by Porto-based Portuguese artist, My Name Is Not Sem.
About Greg Bounce
The man behind much-loved London band Cocoa Futures, Greg Bounce headed to Lisbon for a brief
change of scene after the end of a long relationship – and ended up making the Portuguese capital
his home. Able to work remotely and far away from a Britain turned sour by Brexit and Boris, Greg
Bounce’s new musical project has clearly been influenced by Lisbon’s easy vibes and fantastic
His debut solo single, the eco-conscious electronica of ‘Fear That Love’, was enthusiastically received
by radio and reviewer alike, being playlisted on Amazing Radio while Earmilk described it as
“swirling with catchy and vibrant sonics”. Now, its follow-up, ‘Can I Now Feel?’ is certain to spread
the good word further. And there’s plenty more to come from an artist whose new surroundings have
stimulated a burst of prolific songwriting, with both EP and album releases in the pipeline.