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Tuesday 14 September 2021

Love You To Death: Fickle Friends Return With First Offering From Second Album Ahead Of Date @ Chalk Brighton

Fickle Friends, who are due to play a date in Brighton, next year, first established their reputation entirely independently, touring extensively throughout the UK and Europe before hitting the Top 10 with their major label debut album You Are Someone Else. 

Over the course of the last 18 months, they've returned to their DIY roots and broadened the scope of their sound with two seasons of the Weird Years EP series

It earned the band widespread critical acclaim as they exceeded 120 million career streams.

Now Fickle Friends are set to embark upon a huge reintroduction as they share their new single Love You To Death. 

It's the first track to preview their upcoming second album Are We Gonna Be Alright?, which will be released on January 14th. 

Love You To Death is a huge statement of intent, a natural modern evolution of the '80s sounds that they touched upon in Weird Years, it's first-rate, fun-fuelled funk that's full of flavours that echo Prince - all the while keeping the killer hooks that infused the band's original indie-pop sound.

 
Natti Shiner says: 

""Love You To Death is just pure fun. It was so sick to explore this new Prince-esque side of Fickle Friends. 

"The music is so simple and it gave us a lot of space to go a little crazy with the guitar shredding and backing vocals. 

"I think every family member and their neighbour sings on this! 

"It's a song about loving someone so much you might actually kill them. 

"I'm pretty amazed by just how much I can feel sometimes, like it's quite overwhelming a lot of the time. That's where this song comes from."

Natti adds: 

"Making this album helped us weather the storm of the last year. It held us together in a time of uncertainty. It gave us purpose when we felt forgotten. 

"When (actual) therapy failed, these songs served as a way to process grief, depression, everything we go through as the anxiously minded creative people we are. 

"This record has been a massive moment of growth for us and I hope you can hear that in the nuances of each song. We are truly excited to share it with the world." 

Fickle Friends play Chalk Brighton on 13th January 2022. New album Are We Gonna Be Alright?, will be released on 14th January 2022.  

by: Mike Cobley




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