It’s impossible to overlook how great it sounds when Feel Good Hit slides into the intro drum fill of Lost Art.
Whereas Feel Good Hit Of The Summer was punky and energetic, Lost Art is tight, melodic and poppy. That’s not to say it’s a simple track though. The great songwriting and production - the way the electric piano is panned hard left with the guitar riff chugging to the right - mean this is streets ahead of your average rock single.
As with several other tracks on Rated R, Lost Art is a step forward form the band's stoner rock background. There’s obviously still tricks that were learnt from the ‘90s; the tight playing, the repetitive riffs. But now there’s a very memorable chorus in there too. In production terms also, there’s less emphasis on guitar and drums and numerous great little instrumental touches are added. It almost hints at an influence from classic ‘60s and ‘70s pop records.