Melissa Lusk: Feeling Of

Written by Mary Birnbaum


In category: Song of the Day

Published June 9, 2017

What a week this has been! There are so many fantastic songs out there that it was hard to pick just one a day. Thank you NYFOS for asking me to play this really fun game. Today’s selection is “Feeling Of”, written (and performed) by the super talented Melissa Lusk for her band BOY GIRL PARTY. Melissa is a frequent collaborator of mine, and this particular song was written for a show we did together 5 years ago by Chris Pena called “things i found on craigslist…” In the context of the show it carried dramatic weight, but outside of the show it’s a ditty about a time when relationships were fresh- very Empire Records. Melissa’s voice is so unique and beautiful. I hope you enjoy!

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Mary Birnbaum is an NYC-based opera director, working with companies throughout the US and internationally. Her recent production of The Rape of Lucretia at Juilliard garnered a rave from Anthony Tommasini at The New York Times who called it “viscerally overwhelming”. One of NYFOS’s favorite guest artists, she has directed several NYFOS@Juilliard programs, including Protest, which will appear on the Mainstage series in 2018. Upcoming projects include Halka at Bard Music Festival and La Finta Giardiniera at Juilliard.


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