belated tune: Friends, “Friend Crush”

‘Friend Crush’, the tropical pop synthatastic single from Bushwick newcomers Friends, has a seemingly innocuous hook: “I wanna be your friend/wanna ask your advice on a weekday/wanna plan something nice for the weekend.” But under the sensual vocal treatment of Samantha Urbani, they transform into a enticing albeit unusually straightforward invitation.

This warm mood is furthered by an ethereally sultry Samantha in the music video for this indie-pop banger, which can be seen below. The video editor had quite a bit of fun with the opacity levels on this one.

You can download ‘Friend Crush’ over at Stereogum and simultaneously check out their interview with the band. A sweet two-for-one deal, don’t miss out.