• FRIDAY, JANUARY 19, 2018

    • Posted by: Kirsten Spruch

    The nominations for the 2018 Grammy Awards were recently announced, and several of the artists who were nominated were artists that we've worked with in the past. You can see some of those artists here. Because so many artists that we've worked with were nominated, we felt like proud parents, and thus created a brand new Grammy Spotlight series where we feature one of those artists every day leading up to the award show, which takes place on Sunday, January 28th.

    Today we're highlighting Alaska-born, Portland-based group Portugal. The Man. Their song "Feel It Still" off of their latest LP Woodstock received a nomination for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance -- and rightfully so. The catchy song was wildly successful ever since its release in early 2017. It reached about 300 million streams on Spotify, scored several ad placements (Apple, Vitamin Water, Youtube TV), was featured in film trailers, and became the band's first entry on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, reaching No. 4. It was -- and still is -- an inescapable song that you will inevitably hear as soon as you turn on the radio.

    Not too long after the song's release, we actually had the chance to meet up with the band's very own Zach Carothers and Eric Hawk and talk to them about the song. We also talked to them about the video, which included the members burning a newspaper that read "Infowars." Ha, oops. In addition to making one hell of a good record, the guys behind the music had a lot of fascinating stories to tell, like the time that Carothers had his life saved by a bear when living in Alaska. Can't make that stuff up.

    It was personally one of my favorite interviews of 2017, and it's clear that "Feel It Still" was unanimously everyone's favorite song of the year. We wish Portugal. The Man the best of luck at this year's Grammy Awards!

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