Kelley Sloot | Friday, June 15, 2018
I remember listening to Real Friends on my pink iPod Nano while waiting for the school bus when I was a freshman in high school. I was 14 years old and my mental health was probably at one of the lowest times it’s ever been in. At the time, I don’t think I had ever related to music as much as I did when I would listen to Put Yourself Back Together.
Thinking back and remembering what ran through my head, "holy shit, everything that I’m feeling right now has been put into a song and this is it". It’s been years since then and thankfully my mental health has improved with the help of medication as well as my own self-care. But when I didn’t have the courage to seek professional help, Real Friends made me feel a little less lonely and I’m not sure if I will ever be able to explain how grateful I am for that.
This week, I was lucky enough to attend an exclusive album listening party for their new album, Composure, coming out on July 13th. The boys were all in attendance and fans got a first look at the album cover as well as the pleasure of listening to the entire album in full before it’s released to the public. While the album was blasting over the speakers in the screen-printing warehouse, everyone was able to talk one-on-one with the band members and enjoy cupcakes and chocolate-covered strawberries.
Their new song, "From the Outside", has already been released to the public with a colorful music video that only scratches the surface of the impressive instrumentals and lyrics included in Composure. The whole album delivers an extremely full sound and pairs it with the emotional and relatable lyrics that Real Friends is known for. Although I don’t want to give too much away because there is a bit of pleasure that comes with the suspense of waiting for the full record release, I will say that both new and old fans alike will not be disappointed with this one.
Check out the latest Real Friends music video for "From The Outside" below and stay updated with their links right under.