Friends’ first single ticks every single box as to warrant a repeat play. And then another. And another. And, go on, just once more. They are a five-piece that hail from Brooklyn and ‘Friend Crush’ is going to be their first official release, next month. Everything drifts by in perfect working order. The lilting voice echoes from Samantha Urbani and it just sounds perfect. ‘Friend Crush’ sounds like the song you were dying to hear when you were 16. The chorus is so simple that some bands must be pulling their hair out wondering why they couldn’t come up with something half as catchy. And the song itself is pretty light. Are comparisons to the xx premature? And they are also one of the harder bands to google, because guess what comes up tops?


Friends – ‘Friend Crush’

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