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Friends Like These – ‘Right Now’ – out now

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Heather Froude


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Upcoming single ‘Right Now’ sees the band drawing influences from 90s and 00s Pop, introducing some darker undertones whilst maintaining their signature anthemic guitar hooks.

‘Right Now’

Recorded completely in-house, the track sees lead vocalist Ali producing. Whilst the song was written before lockdown, it was recorded at the beginning of 2021. The band’s love for early Justin Timberlake and Timbaland shines through in the track’s overall mood of the track and production style. ‘Right Now’ tells a story about a passionate relationship in which two characters know they don’t work, but keep coming back to each other. This darker theme is juxtaposed by bright production and perfect pop vocals. ‘Right Now’ was released on the 12th March 2021.

Who Are Friends Like These?

Formed in 2018, Friends Like These are a UK band with a nostalgic twist. FLT effortlessly mix-and-match elements of different pop genres, combining modern feel-good music with 80s soul undertones. Like many artists in 2020, FLT started out the year scheduling the release of new material, as well as planning and rehearsing for their live shows. Unfortunately, when the pandemic hit, their plans fell apart. Always finding new & creative ways to innovate, the band recorded and filmed a series of new cover songs.

The band hopes to bring people together during lockdown & to connect with their fans across the globe. FLT’s acclaimed ‘Lockdown Sessions’ were an online hit, with one of their sessions (a mashup of The Weeknd’s ‘Blinding Lights’ and A-Ha’s ‘Take On Me’) exceeding well over 1.5 million views. Drawing inspiration from artists new and old such as The Weeknd, Charlie Puth, Bruno Mars and The 1975, Friends Like These are happily chilling at the crossroads between Contemporary Pop and 80s Synth Pop & Rock. They boast a musical range that spans across different eras, from the Disco Pop sheen of ‘The Queen’, to the modern stylish strut in ‘Danger Us’ and all out Pop-Rock of lead single ‘Good Time’.

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