As Stanley Cup fever sweeps over the city, notable hip hop artist Annakin Slayd has dropped a new track to get everybody in the hockey spirit.
The Montreal-based artist released an updated version of Feels Like ‘93 just in time for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals Monday night against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
On the heels of his previous Habs-inspired track, the latest single, written by Andreas Farrar and Jean-Michel Simard, features vocals by singer Tiffany Pontes singing lyrics like, “I believe it was meant to be, feels a little like ‘93.”
Slayd told CTV News he re-recorded the song with live guitar and drums for a complete 2021 refresh, and said it’s by happy circumstance that there are similarities between the team’s performance 28 years ago.
”It’s kind of serendipitous in a way that not only are the Habs in the Stanley Cup final but there are these similarities that make the song more appropriate and I had no choice but to make it,” he said Monday evening.
The song, which premiered on TSN 690 Monday evening, appears to be a hit with many Habs fans, some of whom say it gives them “goosebumps.”
The emotion right now!
I remember 93. And you just made me cry. I didn’t think I would.
Dude, I’m proud to be a Habs die-hard. I’m proud to be a Montrealer. And I’m proud to say you’re from MY city! #GoHabsGo fans are the greatest on the planet!!
— NDG Pauly K. BELIEVE (@Lizardking_67) June 28, 2021
Totally mind blowing!!! #Goosebumps #GoHabsGo
— Josee Levesque (@JoseeLevesque5) June 28, 2021
Oh god! Thank you @AnnakinSlayd for all the emotions you gave to us!!! #GoHabsGo
— Catherine denis (@denis_cathou) June 28, 2021
Well this made me cry tears of joy and happiness. Amazing work man.
— Vez12 (@KyKy2825) June 28, 2021
Omg! I’m crying. This is amazing. So perfect.
— Lauren Alpern (@lovemyhabs26) June 28, 2021
Let’s goooo!! Thank you bro & Go Habs Go ?
— Alex Deneault (@DeneaultAlex27) June 28, 2021
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