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CG5 Unveils “Forbidden Feeling” Single: A New Era in Hyper-Pop Music With A Captivating One-Shot Video

by Jonathan Currinn
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YouTube sensation CG5, renowned for his viral hits and innovative gaming-inspired anthems, has dropped his latest single, “Forbidden Feeling”, today—his 25th birthday—through VMG worldwide, accompanied by an enthralling music video premiering alongside the track. This acts as the follow-up to his feature on MilkyyMelodies’ single “The Exit Door”.

Written and produced by CG5 and Dwayne “iLL Wayno” Shippy, “Forbidden Feeling” unveils a more intimate and pop-driven facet compared to his previous releases. Addictive from the get-go, the electronic-inspired pop brings heartfelt lyrics pumped up around an upbeat mainstream backing beat. Impressing vocally, he easily narrates the meaning behind the song as he delves into his apprehension about loving someone and his worry about his own feelings.

Screenshot from the official music video for "Forbidden Feelings" which sees CG5 in a dark blue bedroom, lying on a bed, wearing an off-white shirt and blue trousers, while various posters are displayed on the walls.

Anxiety and mental health are subjects that are difficult to incorporate into a song, but CG5 has gone above and beyond, effortlessly portraying the uneasiness and the nervousness one may feel when they’re in a relationship. Full of agitation and foreboding—feelings of which are difficult to translate into song lyrics—this track stuns with incredible words that greatly impact the listener. He has flawlessly created poetic and artistic lines that elevate this song to a whole new level. Doing so makes this song highly relatable to all who hear it, allowing us to interpret it to our own experiences while CG5 tells us his story.

Incredibly powerful and indisputably catchy, this brand-new song from this YouTube artist fully showcases his capabilities as a singer-songwriter and producer. The tuneful and upbeat backing track sets the stage for a hyper-pop melody that seamlessly incorporates elements from gaming-inspired electro beats to indie pop-rock rhythms. This blends well with the strong male vocals and the relatable lyrics.

Reflecting on the song’s inspiration, Charlie Green (CG5) shares, “I struggled for years with relationship anxiety, it made me feel that all of my feelings were forbidden, or that whatever person I was with was forbidden. When I finally decided to lean into my feelings and not overthink them, I was able to love. And now I’m married!”

Accompanying the single release is an epic one-take music video that is innovative, flawlessly executed, and visually engaging. Directed by CG5 and Dash McDonald, with the former acting as the Executive Producer while William Bradford acted as Producer and Creative Director, this music video was filmed completely in one take, and it’s clear that a lot of rehearsal went into this since the ending shows a huge cheer and congratulatory relief that they managed to pull it off.

Screenshot from the "Forbidden Feeling" music video which sees CG5 on a dinner date with his wife, where they are shouting at each other.

Similar to other one-take music videos, such as Taylor Swift’s “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”, we watch CG5 navigate a variety of colourful rooms that coordinate somewhat with the lyrics. He is accompanied by a group of dancers—who are Jazmyn Patton, Nate Shapiro, Genesis De La O, Zoe Matalon, Riyah Riley, and Tristan Hooks—who go all out with brilliant and dynamic choreography created by Jazmyn Patton. Halfway through the video, we watch CG5 go out on a dinner date in a super small box which showcases his anxiety effortlessly while he sits opposite his real-life wife, Emma Green.

Iconic and truly unforgettable, the entire team of this music video should be completely proud of what they’ve managed to portray and deliver when it comes to this visual. Perfectly interlocking the meaning behind the song alongside the visually stunning narrative, choreography, and timely changing of scenes, the entire cast and crew have nailed a music video that only a few manage to pull off. This is one of those music videos you simply can’t forget.

CG5’s recent trajectory boasts impressive social and streaming milestones. He has over 2.54 million monthly Spotify listeners, 7.22 million YouTube subscribers, and a dedicated following across TikTok and Instagram. CG5’s rapid ascent highlights his expanding reach beyond dedicated fans. Inspired by legendary ’70s and ’80s pop icons such as Hall & Oates and the Doobie Brothers, CG5 has amassed over 2.4 billion YouTube views and has been praised for his innovative compositions and inventive takes on contemporary culture.

Charlie Green, widely known as CG5, has emerged as a prominent figure in the music scene, recognised for his organic viral following, the widely used and iconic TikTok sound “Probably because I am CG5”, and his millions of music streams for his hit songs. The now 25-year-old singer-songwriter and music producer (happy birthday, by the way) hails from Arizona and has been building up his huge following for several years. He has garnered over 1.2 billion streams on Spotify alone and over 400 million streams from hit singles including “THX”, “Lonely King”, “4GET”, “Dancin'”, “Vibrant Eyes”, “Good To Be Alive”, and “I See a Dreamer”.

Official single artwork for "Forbidden Feeling" which sees CG5 turned to the right, wearing a blue suit, bending backwards, looking up at a sun emoji that has been enlarged, with a background of clouds.

With a creative flair for original compositions, remixes, and covers inspired by viral memes, TV shows, and video games like Dream SMP, Five Nights at Freddy’s (FNaF), and Among Us, CG5’s YouTube journey took off in 2017 with standout tracks like “I Got No Time (Remix)”, “Labyrinth”, and “Amen”, cementing his status as a pioneer within the FNaF community.

As CG5 gears up for an international tour and dives into exciting new projects, fans can expect more exhilarating music and captivating content on the horizon. He’s certainly one to watch this year as he boosts his music career and his followers, launching out on mainstream sounds to expand his forever-growing audience.

“Forbidden Feeling”, by CG5, is available to download and stream, right now, across all platforms. He is set to go out on an international tour, titled “Under The Spotlight Tour”, come July, starting in Chicago, and ending in Amsterdam on November 1, 2024. Make sure you don’t miss out on watching him perform live. Tickets can be purchased from his official website by clicking here, if they’re not already sold out—we advise that you only buy reseller tickets from reputable reseller sites.

CG5 “Under The Spotlight Tour” Dates:

  • July 19 – Park West, Chicago, IL
  • July 20 – Fine Line, Minneapolis, MN
  • July 26 – The Sinclair, Boston, MA
  • July 27 – Racket, New York, NY
  • Aug 2 – The Foundry, Philadelphia, PA
  • Aug 3 – The Atlantis, Washington, DC
  • Aug 9 – Bluebird Theatre, Denver, CO
  • Aug 10 – The Complex, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Aug 16 – The Crocodile, Seattle, WA
  • Aug 17 – Aladdin Theatre, Portland, OR
  • Aug 23 – El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
  • Aug 24 – The Independent, San Francisco, CA
  • Oct 26 – Green Room at The Academy, Dublin, Ireland
  • Oct 27 – Manchester Academy 3, Manchester, UK
  • Oct 28 – G2, Glasgow, UK
  • Oct 30 – O2 Academy Islington, London, UK
  • Nov 1 – Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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