Atlantic recording group PORTUGAL. THE MAN is celebrating the platinum success of their blockbuster single, “Feel It Still.” The John Hill-produced single is proving to be the band’s biggest hit to date, having spent 17 weeks at #1 at Alternative radio, making it the format’s longest running chart-topper this year. A true multi-format smash, “Feel It Still” – featured on the band’s latest album, “WOODSTOCK” – also held the #1 spot at Triple A radio for thirteen weeks, and is currently #1 at Hot AC and #3 at Top 40 radio formats. On top of all this, “Feel It Still” has officially broken into the top 5 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart after recently topping both the “Rock Airplay” and “Adult Alternative Songs” charts. The song is also #1 on Billboard’s “Radio Songs” chart, making it the most heard song on the radio in the United States this week – the first #1 for a rock band since fun.’s “we are young” in 2012. “Feel It Still” has also proven to be an international success with platinum certification in Canada and gold certification in Australia, France, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Norway, Russia and Switzerland. An irresistible hit, the feel-good tune is #1 on the U.S. Shazam chart for the 7th consecutive week. “Feel It Still” is available now at all DSPs and streaming services.
Adding to the excitement of the success of “Feel It Still,” the Alaskan by-way-of-Portland band joined forces with the students of Ron Russel Middle School in Portland, OR to record a special live version of the chart-topping song, all to benefit the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation. “We grew up in Alaska where music was not an option in school or life really. It is great to see Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation give these kids a chance we did not have. Not everyone is a mathematician or a scientist, some of us think a little different and this program encourages that,” says Portugal. The Man’s, Zach Carothers. The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation donates musical instruments and vital support services to under-funded school music programs across the country in an effort to give more students the many benefits of music education, help them achieve more in school and inspire creativity and expression through playing music. Hundreds of thousands of students have benefited and thousands of instruments have been donated to nearly 1,500 school music programs across the country. Watch & listen to Portugal. The Man and the students of Ron Russel Middle School create their special version of “Feel It Still”: WATCH | LISTEN.
The wide-ranging popularity of “Feel It Still” has prompted a storm of critical acclaim from media far and wide, with Rolling Stone praising the “unabashedly vintage” single as “a mix of Twist-contest surf rock and 1960s crossover soul…the biggest song of [P.TM’s] career.” “One of the most insistently catchy, irresistible songs of the summer,” raved the Los Angeles Times. “It doesn’t sound much like what was once called indie rock, but that’s what makes it such a pleasant surprise.” “Feel It Still” is “a shimmying throwback” wrote Pitchfork, adding, “That peppy breakout track is no fluke.” Billboard summed it up best, declaring “Feel It Still” to be “The Unexpected Rock Crossover Hit of 2017,” noting, “At this point, Portugal. The Man’s irresistibly groovy hit…can safely be called inescapable.”
“Feel It Still” has been ever-present across a range of platforms, including featured placement in high profile advertising campaigns for Vitamin Water, Nike, YouTube, American Express, HBO Now, Apple, and more. Portugal. The Man has also performed the hit song on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, CONAN, CBS Saturday, with additional TV appearances to be announced soon.
Hailed by Billboard for their “invigorated and fired up attitude that plays out on stage in all the right ways,” Portugal. The Man has spent much of 2017 on their biggest world tour thus far, highlighted by sold out headline shows and stage-stealing sets as such top festivals as Shaky Knees Music Fest, Bonnaroo, ACL Music Festival and more. The trek continues this fall with a North American run, which kicked off on October 2nd at The Castle Theatre in Bloomington, IL and continues through the month (see attached itinerary). For complete details and tickets, please visit www.portugaltheman.com/tour-dates.
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