Single Review: “can’t feel your love” – VANES


Wolverhampton, UK based rising indie-rapper VANES (he/him/sensitiveboi), a.k.a being vanes, drops upbeat new single can’t feel your love

While electric guitar and drums batter the mix to create an energetic backdrop, VANES’ punchy and, at times, school-boy (ish) sounding rap melodies continue the challenge to socially expected stereotypes of British hip-hop today.

In particular, pre-bridge lyrics “will I ever learn my lesson? Stick to gyal like I was resin, want their love but cannot get it”, show insight into the artist’s self-understanding. Reflecting on this, the indie rap newcomer says:

“Not gonna lie, learning this the hard way kinda sucks, I’ve a tendency to grasp at things, instead of just letting them naturally emerge for themselves.” 

can’t feel your love is the second track on VANES self-released debut EP ‘pixie dust’, following later this year. Mastered by LA-based mixing engineer Clinton ‘HeadAche’ Walker III (MaSiWei, Tiana Major9), sonically speaking, it’s a guitar heavy hip-hop vibe that “playfully explores narratives of so-called co-dependency”

With a creative imagination that includes making up his own pronouns, we’re super curious to see what Sailor Moon loving sensitiveboi delivers next!

Follow VANES online and stream can’t feel your love below.