There is little I love more than when Carter James creates a moody dark synthy soundscape.
"Don't Know How to Feel" is such a bop and I don't throw bop around lightly! I Think Carter taps into something very young and fresh with this song. The complicated nature of wanting to put yourself out there but protect your heart, something I am personally not the best at. The song bring up this allure of seductive confidence and the nature of a fling with a person who you are willing to push feelings aside for. Feeling something real, I wonder how that manifests these days when the dating game is just that, a game.
The driving force behind “Don’t Know How to Feel” is learning how to love again. “Don’t Know How to Feel" is an upbeat, romantic proposition built on a gritty synth bass and lush soundscapes. This Indie / Electronic Pop tune walks line of commercial and one of a kind.
Carter James is a twenty-one year-old Singer/Songwriter based in Boston, Massachusetts. Studying at Berklee College of Music and specializing in sad electronic ballads, Carter writes and records all of his music in his bedroom. With over 2,000,000 streams on Spotify, he proves that you don’t need a studio to make music that resonates. As a member of the LGBTQ+ community, Carter strives to connect people through music and make them feel a little less alone.
Review by Hannah Schneider