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photo: Julius Töyrylä

feelswithcaps is a Finnish Electro-Pop group consisting of singer-songwriter Sofi Meronen, keyboardist Mikael Myrskog and drummer-producer Aleksi Kinnunen. feelswithcaps’s songs have a signature sound both melancholic and catchy, with hypnotic electronic beats and dance-y synths, and the band describes their sound as 'dancing through melancholy landscapes'.


It’s been an ever-evolving journey for the band: from their first gig on a terrace in Helsinki and their first EP ‘Butterflies’ in 2016 which created lots of buzz in their home country, to writing their debut album’s songs in moldy rooms in London. 2019 saw them releasing their smash ‘Drains’ which got picked up by Spotify’s Fresh Finds, i-D Magazine, MTV and London’s Soho Radio.


In May 2020, the band released their full debut album, divided into two sides and showcasing their new, bolder sound. Thematically, a lot of the songs are about relationships and romance pain and struggling with the world when you’re growing up through your twenties. Sofi: "They are like all my diaries put into one album". It’s a collection of songs that have been written over a long period of time: some at feelswithcaps’ home in Helsinki, one in New York after spending hours laying in the music video room of a Björk exhibition and others in London where Sofi lived for a year, a bit culture shocked and deep in feelings. The music is a unique mix of pop melodies and space/fusion/house elements.


photo: Julius Töyrylä


Mikael (aka Myky) is a jazz pianist as well as a synth enthusiast, which affects feelswithcaps' sound a lot. He's big into Japanese culture and anime, and in house parties he sometimes forces us to close our eyes and listen to music such as Earth, Wind and Fire. You'll often find him scrolling on his phone for new synths.


photo: Julius Töyrylä


Aleksi loves parties and techno. He likes hypnotic music, which was a new idea he brought to feelswithcaps' work - that songs don't always need to be full of explosions and highlights. He thinks that music is sometimes best when it's hypnotic and allows the listener to get into a zone. Aleksi likes combining acoustic and electronic sounds and is often carrying a recording device with him to capture interesting sounds.


photo: Julius Töyrylä


Sofi has been writing songs since she was a kid, mostly about her own feelings and things she's going through. It's been a natural way to get things out. As soon as everyone left the house she'd run to the piano. That lyric by Sampha, ''no one knows me like the piano in my mother's house'', really resonates with her. She often brings raw song ideas to feelswithcaps sessions, and adding Mykys' distinctive synths and Aleksi's lively beats, they make them sound like feelswithcaps.


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