Feel the Light

"Feel the Light" is a ballad song recorded by American singer Jennifer Lopez for the soundtrack of the 2015 film, Home.[1]

"Feel the Light"
Feel the Light cover.png
Single by Jennifer Lopez
from the album Home
ReleasedFebruary 25, 2015 (2015-02-25)
Recorded2014
Length4:52
LabelWestbury Road
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Jennifer Lopez singles chronology
"Booty"
(2014)
"Feel the Light"
(2015)
"A Selena Tribute"
(2015)
Home singles chronology
"Towards the Sun"
(2015)
"Feel the Light"
(2015)

BackgroundEdit

In June 2012, it was revealed that Barbadian singer Rihanna and American actor Jim Parsons would star as the lead roles in the film Happy Smekday!, retitled to Home in June 2013.[2] In 2014, Variety reported that, in addition to her voice role, Rihanna created a concept album for the film which was released on March 17, 2015.[3] It was later revealed that the film's soundtrack would also include songs recorded by Charli XCX, Kiesza, and Jennifer Lopez.[4] "Feel the Light" was written by Mikkel S. Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, and Kiesza, while the production was done by the former two under their production name StarGate. Following "Towards the Sun", it was digitally released as the second single from the soundtrack on February 25, 2015 via the iTunes Store.[5] In the film, the song was heard when Oh the Boov and his new friend Tip finally find Tip's mom (voiced by Lopez), as well as during the end credits.

Music videoEdit

On February 24, 2015, a lyric video of "Feel the Light" was posted on YouTube via the DreamWorks Animation official channel. The video features Jennifer Lopez in a studio while recording the song, while the footage is being intercut with scenes from Home.[6]

On March 3, 2015, Jennifer Lopez teased the song's official music video, posting images from the shoot on her Instagram account. The images showed her wearing a white suit, standing in front of a green screen and sporting a braid.[7] Erin Strecker of Billboard noted that the shoot appears to be intergalactic.[8]

The official music video was released by Jennifer Lopez on her Vevo YouTube channel on March 20, 2015 and was directed by Hype Williams. [9]

Critical receptionEdit

In her review of the song, Bianca Gracie of Idolator wrote, "the featherlight tune (pun intended) is a beautiful and delicate mid-tempo that can be enjoyed by children and adults alike."[10] MTV UK's Michael Pell noted, "Feel The Light is a heart-felt ballad with the video taking us through a magical journey of friendship between the wee girl and her alien pal."[11]

ChartsEdit

Chart (2015) Peak
position
US Kid Digital Songs (Billboard)[12] 1

Release historyEdit

Country Date Format Label
Australia[5] February 25, 2015 Digital download Westbury Road
Canada[13]
France[14]
Germany[15]
Ireland[16]
Italy[17]
New Zealand[18]
Spain[19]
United Kingdom[20]
United States[21]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "New Music: Jennifer Lopez - 'Feel the Light'". Rap-Up. February 25, 2015. Retrieved February 26, 2015.
  2. ^ "Movie Title Changes". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved June 16, 2013.
  3. ^ Graser, Marc (February 25, 2015). "Rihanna to Make Concept Album for Upcoming Animated Movie". Variety. Retrieved February 26, 2014.
  4. ^ Vain, Madison (February 24, 2015). "Hear Rihanna's 'Towards the Sun' from the movie Home". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved February 24, 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Music — Feel the Light (From The 'Home' Soundtrack) - Single by Jennifer Lopez". iTunes Store (AU). Retrieved February 26, 2015.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ Roth, Madeline (February 24, 2015). "Watch The Lyric Video For Jennifer Lopez's New Song 'Feel The Light'". MTV News. Retrieved February 26, 2015.
  7. ^ Walker, John (March 4, 2015). "'Feel The Light' Of Jennifer Lopez's Face In These New Video Teasers". MTV News. Viacom. Retrieved March 4, 2015.
  8. ^ Strecker, Erin (March 4, 2015). "Jennifer Lopez Is A Sexy Alien in 'Feel The Light' Teases". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved March 4, 2015.
  9. ^ Jennifer Lopez (March 20, 2015). "Feel the Light now live on Vevo. Click here to watch: jlo.lk/ftlvevo". Twitter.
  10. ^ Gracie, Bianca (February 24, 2015). "Jennifer Lopez's "Feel The Light": Watch The Lyric Video For The 'Home' Soundtrack Cut". Idolator. Retrieved February 26, 2015.
  11. ^ Pell, Michael (February 24, 2015). "Exclusive! Watch Jennifer Lopez's Cute 'Feel The Light' Video". MTV UK. Archived from the original on February 26, 2015. Retrieved February 26, 2015.
  12. ^ "Billboard - April 25, 2015 - Kid Digital Songs". Billboard.biz. April 25, 2015. Retrieved May 24, 2018.
  13. ^ "Music — Feel the Light (From The 'Home' Soundtrack) - Single by Jennifer Lopez". iTunes Store (CA). Retrieved February 26, 2015.[permanent dead link]
  14. ^ "Musique — Feel the Light (From The 'Home' Soundtrack) - Single par Jennifer Lopez" (in French). iTunes Store (FR). Retrieved February 26, 2015.[permanent dead link]
  15. ^ "Musik — Feel the Light (From The 'Home' Soundtrack) - Single von Jennifer Lopez" (in German). iTunes Store (DE). Retrieved February 26, 2015.[permanent dead link]
  16. ^ "Music — Feel the Light (From The 'Home' Soundtrack) - Single by Jennifer Lopez". iTunes Store (IE). Retrieved February 26, 2015.[permanent dead link]
  17. ^ "Musica — Feel the Light (From The 'Home' Soundtrack) - Single di Jennifer Lopez" (in Italian). iTunes Store (IT). Retrieved February 26, 2015.[permanent dead link]
  18. ^ "Music — Feel the Light (From The 'Home' Soundtrack) - Single by Jennifer Lopez". iTunes Store (NZ). Retrieved February 26, 2015.[permanent dead link]
  19. ^ "Musica — Feel the Light (From The 'Home' Soundtrack) - Single de Jennifer Lopez" (in Spanish). iTunes Store (ES). Retrieved February 26, 2015.[permanent dead link]
  20. ^ "Music — Feel the Light (From The 'Home' Soundtrack) - Single by Jennifer Lopez". iTunes Store (GB). Retrieved February 26, 2015.[permanent dead link]
  21. ^ "Music — Feel the Light (From The 'Home' Soundtrack) - Single by Jennifer Lopez". iTunes Store (US). Archived from the original on February 28, 2015. Retrieved February 26, 2015.

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