“The Feels” by Labrinth

A number of albums were dropped on Friday, 28 April 2023, including “Ends & Begins”, which is Labrinth’s third studio LP as a soloist. And amongst the tracks featured on this project, as issued by Columbia Records, is “The Feels”, the opening song on the album, which marks Labrinth’s third collaboration (as in a song they both headlines) with Zendaya.

You can view the lyrics, alternate interprations and sheet music for Labrinth's The Feels at Lyrics.org.

The latter is more known as a Hollywood A lister than a musician. But she does have musical talent and furthermore stars on the HBO series Euphoria, of which Labrinth serves as musical director. As such, their previous collaborations, 2019’s “All For Us” and 2022’s “I’m Tired“, are both associated with said series.  And it is Labrinth who produced this song and also co-wrote, achieving the latter task alongside an artist known as Muz.

The Lyrics of “The Feels”

It has been reasonably concluded that these lyrics are meant to metaphorically illustrate how it feels to fall in love. And by the time all is said and done, “The Feels” apparently achieves that goal, likening the experience to being “touched by God”, “an electrical current pulsing through (the) veins” , being “way up in the clouds somewhere”, etc. 

But the confusing thing about this piece, if you will, is that earlier on it also uses that exact same terminology in terms of Labrinth depicting himself as someone who “got hit by a truck” and, by the looks of things, was miraculously saved.

The logical implication, all things considered, is that said experience is also used an allegory or elaborate metaphor. These days, we regularly come across songs featuring macabre lyricism and/or religious references that rather point to other ideas. 

And in this case, even as far as Labrinth claiming he got “hit by a truck”, that idea would once again be the vocalists’ smittenness.  Or put more simply, The Feels is an elaborate love song, whereas the phrase “in my feels” can be more easily interpreted as ‘I’m in love’.

“Now I’m in my feels
Way up in the clouds somewhere now
Don’t know what’s real, real
I’m lost, gone missin’
I don’t even know if I’m here now
But I’m in my feels, feels”
The Feels

4 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:

    Strangely enough, i interpreted the song as a expression of despair and being lost. “Being in my feels” could also refer at a tumultuous relationship with being lost in what you are.

  2. Wendy says:

    It’s not ‘I’m lost, gone missin” But it’s, ‘I’m ghost, gone missin”

  3. Marc says:

    I thought it was about drugs!

  4. Kimmy says:

    I thought the truck represent struggles hard time which didn’t kill him but rather made him stronger and he kept on moving

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