Listen to Mating Ritual’s ‘Feel Real’ from Riverdale, Season 6, Episode 2

Los Angeles-based pop duo Mating Ritual’s ‘Feel Real‘ was played on Riverdale last night — Riverdale, Season 6, Episode 2, “Chapter Ninety-Seven: Ghost Stories“.

The mellow, laid-back song was played as Reggie buys his new ‘Bella’ at Mantle Motors, and then obsesses over it.

Mating Ritual’s ‘Feel Real’ was released in August on the duo’s album Songs for the Morning and Evening Times. It came out via the duo’s own record label Smooth Jaws.

As forĀ Mating Ritual, the duo comprises brothers Ryan and Taylor Lawhon.


The pair has been creating music under the name Mating Ritual since 2014, although they also recorded songs under their previous moniker Pacific Air prior to that.

In recent years, along with Riverdale their music has become increasingly popular with music supervisors of hit shows like The Bold Type, Looking for Alaska, iZombie, How to Get Away with Murder, YOU, Younger and Grey’s Anatomy.

They have also become a favorite with Riverdale music supervisors, as they have now had several songs featured on the show.

Listen to Mating Ritual’s ‘Feel Real‘ as heard on last night’s Riverdale in the video, and on their Songs for the Morning and Evening Times album.



About Michelle Topham

Brit-American journalist based in Austria, former radio DJ at 97X WOXY, and Founder/CEO of Leo Sigh. I've covered K-drama, K-pop, J-pop and music news for over a decade.