On September 22nd, 2023, iFeature, also known as Jan Contopidis, unveiled his latest creation, ‘Told Myself’. Originally hailing from Hamburg, Germany, iFeature is an artist renowned for his genre-blending talents, boasting an extensive discography. What truly sets him apart is his unwavering commitment to the DIY ethos, a principle that ‘Told Myself’ vividly exemplifies. From songwriting to production, mixing, mastering, cover art creation, music video production, and social media promotion, iFeature has personally crafted every facet of ‘Told Myself’.
‘Told Myself’ seamlessly merges diverse musical elements, including drum & bass, hip hop, electronica, and pop rock. With a heart-pounding BPM of 174, the track embarks on a sonic journey through space, time, and emotion, showcasing melancholic lyrics that are poignant and harmonising, topically focusing on loss and love. While it begins with rocking guitar chords, DnB-inspired beat glitches and crackles punctuate the experience, as dark synths wobble and pulse. The production is clean, and the emotional resonance is undeniably powerful, especially in both drops, with the final drop switching the chord progression up for maximum emotional effect.
iFeature states, “I wanted ‘Told Myself’ to be a fully self-expressed work of art, where every element, from the music to the visuals, reflects my creative vision. It’s a labor of love, and I hope it resonates with listeners as deeply as it resonates with me.”