While their debut album Born to Win was their way of trying different things and see which will stick to the wall, Feel Good is them streamlining what works best for them and kept things simple but catchy-as-hell. By keeping things simpler, they made a more sophisticated pop album.
The album is about having the most fun and living life to the fullest. That topic is established with track number one “No Fear”. The club-flavored dance-pop ditty with a well-timed beat drop in the chorus has the almost trademark BINI message of self-assurance and uniting against life’s trials and tribulations. It’s a pleasurably exuberant joint that perfectly jumpstarts the record.
“Lagi” is a bop and features an infectious synth riff that won’t be lost in, say, a LANY song or any 80’s influenced synth-pop group. A positive and delightful love song, also reminiscent of “Biglang Liko” by Ron Henley. A perfect bubblegum pop song. The title track “I Feel Good” is a breezy pop tune. I love that piano riff buried beneath those beats.
“Huwag muna tayong umuwi / Mundo'y tahimik sa iyong tabi / Dito muna, muna / Maaga pang hatinggabi / Naglalaho ang dilim sa iyong ngiti…” goes the chorus of “Huwag Muna Tayong Umuwi”, BINI’s first Tagalog slow ballad. And this track should go down as their first transcendental mega hit song if there’s any justice in this world. A song on the same lyrical level as “MAPA” or “What?” or “The Light”. And the sentiments here expressed perfectly captures the youth’s present sensibilities. And the song also exploits all the members' unique voal gifts.
Closing track “Strings” has this hardnosed pop quality to it running on a marching band sound. That BINI roll call on the bridge was an unorthodox swerve (and check out the live version with the WWE-style entrance music individual roll call *chef’s kiss*). This is the sinister pop side of them singing about life on baddie mode.
The only question left to ask: When's the major concert?