I wrote “Feels Like Home” immediately after coming home from seeing the movie a star is born. That song “I’ll Never Love Again”…the way she sings it at the end…made me cry way more than I’ve ever cried at the movies and I couldn’t wait to sit down at my piano and spill those emotions on paper.
I often write songs about events in my life way after I’ve moved on. I’ve already healed from whatever trauma occurred, or settled down from any excitement, so I can look at things from a fresh lens.
This song is about turning challenges into sort of refuge, something I don’t have to run from, like a home.
“Feels Like Home” reminds me see the low points as times I can embrace my feelings, recharge, and therefore to sit more comfortably and with both feet on the ground because I know I’m going to get out of it with new perspective.
My songs are like my journey entries, especially this one. I want to finish them and I want to develop them and put them out to the world because they’re going to live long past me and even when I’m 80 I can listen to them and remember what I was going through and what I was thinking. A song like this sounds sad but it’s not. If you listen to the lyrics and watch the music video, you’ll see that I’m acknowledging the good that comes with the bad, and am thankful for both. I’m glad I wrote this song from a happy, inspired place, rather than a heartbroken one.
released October 29, 2021
Written by Gabi Rose
Produced by Anthony Lopardo and Jake Navarro
Piano by Kit Benz
Photography and videography by Chris Basford
Movement by Emalee Fico
Mixed & Mastered by Ray Marte
Recorded at Tone House Studios