Two weeks away from the street date of Calvin Harris’ new album Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1, the superstar DJ/producer released another teaser. The star-studded “Feels” includes musical A-listers Katy Perry, Big Sean and Pharrell. Also, songwriter Brittany Hazard (Rihanna’s “Work” and “Needed Me”) contributed to the track.
The inclusion of Perry on “Feels” is interesting considering her ongoing feud with Harris’ ex, Taylor Swift, which she seemed to recently address with the help of Nicki Minaj on new single “Swish Swish.”
Billboard.com described “Feels” as a smooth party track with a reggae edge. Perry’s vocal contribution includes “Don’t be afraid to catch feels/Raindrop carved thrills/I know you ain’t afraid about this/Baby I know you ain’t scared to catch feels/Feels with me.”
As far as Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1, which is due out June 30, Harris has already teased fans with new songs “Slide” featuring Frank Ocean and Migos, “Heatstroke” featuring Pharrell, Ariana Grande and the Young Thug, and “Rollin” featuring Future and Khalid.
In an interview with Capital Extra, Khalid talked about working with Harris on “Rollin’.”
“I was freaking out,” Khalid said. “One of my favorite songs is from Calvin Harris, it’s a song I used to sing in sixth grade. It’s ‘Bounce’.’ We used to walk to middle school listening to this song on our iPod Nanos. That’s a memory I’ll always remember forever.”
Khalid added Harris was “so nice” and that he “learned a lot” from the DJ.”I made a record that I’m in love with, and Future’s on it, so what can’t you love about it?” he said.
Fans who want a collective sneak peak of Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1 are in luck. Harris just dropped a Facebook album preview. The 140-second video features a parrot getting down.
It’s been quite a week for Harris, who once again in the EDM category topped the new Forbes’ list of highest-paid celebrities. Overall, the DJ came in at number 40 with $48.5 million.