Feel Good opens Satin Jackets' recent debut album, Panorama Pacifico, and is itself a reimagining of the duo's early track You Make Me Feel Good. With vocals from Los Angeles four-piece Scavenger Hunt this retains much of the simple and achingly enthusiastic infatuation of the original but adds a layer of polish that has come with the years of additional experience Satin Jackets have built up.
Scavenger Hunt have attempted to bring more of a voice to the track, in their words the band attempted to capture the feeling of "jumping into a cool pool on a hot summer day - refreshing, exhilarating and sexy". The additional vocals act as a fairly natural extension of You Make Me Feel Good's sentiment, but as such it is a little difficult to argue that they add much... The original already had a somewhat restrained perfection and there is nothing wrong with this reimagining, it just feels a little unnecessary.
In this package come three remixes of the new track. Cavego adds some warm pads and a little more range, but otherwise keeps things very close to the original. The Keljet mix gives the track a slightly more disco feel, calypso rhythms adding some more colour.
Finally the In Limbo remix is blissfully horizontal - Balearic and a pure ode to lounging glistening by the poolside. It is here that those Scavenger Hunt vocals come into their own a bit more, the space opening them up and giving the emotion a little more room.
Feel Good is out is out on Eskimo Recordings on Friday - in the meantime check out the album Panorama Pacifico below.