The artwork for Indecent Proposal’s single “Feeling Good” animates a
tongue that’s just about to lick a tasty ice cream cone. (For those of
us with an ice cream vice, this image is the exact representation of
what makes us feel so good). However, it’s more than just this tasty
dessert making the singer of this song experience joy.
The song is sung over a mostly acoustic guitar rhythm, although the
vocal sounds a lot like contemporary rap/R&B. Yes, this is an odd sonic
juxtaposition, but it works. In fact, it sounds a little bit like when
they used to have those unplugged concert videos on MTV. In other words,
it comes off like an R&B song performed in an unplugged format. One
could easily hear Post Malone putting a song like this one on an album.
In addition to the strummed acoustic guitar rhythm, there is also a
sweet acoustic guitar solo, too.
The singer announces, “I love it when the sun shines down on my face.”
It’s as though he’s describing the perfect summer day. Hence, the ice
cream image fits so perfectly. Granted, it is possible to have a great
day even without good weather. Nevertheless, a sunny day just makes it
that much better.
Sonically, this fourpiece may remind you of Hootie & the Blowfish. That
group often took a lighthearted approach to life. Just enjoying the
pleasures of living. Similarly, this track presents Indecent Proposal as
a kind of goodtime, outdoor festival-ready party band. The lyrics even
reference getting high, which also fits the overall feel of the song.
(It also further explains the need to snack on something like ice
There are plenty of problems in the world today, with more than enough
good reasons to have bad days. Heck, with the pandemic, we all had
approximately two years of bad days. It goes without saying, we all need
a few good days. We have reason to celebrate life, especially since so
many of us lost loved ones during Covid. This is like a ‘coming out of a
period of gloom’ song.’ Let’s get out of the darkness, and back into the
light. True, the world is not a perfect place. It never was. It never
will be. Even so, a lovely summer day that just puts you into an
unexplainably good mood is not a thing to ever ignore. As they say,
don’t ever look a gift horse in the mouth. If the good lord blesses you
with a good day, just be thankful for it. Count your blessings and try
not to wonder why. In other words, just go with it.
In contrast to the band’s name, Indecent Proposal, these well wishes for
good times are anything but indecent. Rather, it is most decent and
noble to spread a little sunshine around with music. This is a summer
song, yes, but it can also be your weekend song. Just knowing that you
have free time and you don’t have to go to work is reason enough to be
glad. Don’t worry, as the old hit song advised, be happy.