FRIENDS - Marshmello & Anne-Marie

To truly appreciate someone’s vocals, sometimes you’ve got to get rid of all the noise.

“Friends” is an EDM-pop recorded by American music producer Marshmello featuring Anne-Marie. Its viral-ing around as “The official friend-zone anthem of the year”.

Billboard described the song as a blend of myriad variety of genres writing: “The English singer delivers a bossy performance that would put any dog’s tail between its legs, while Marshmello plays clever on acoustic guitar over a bumpin’ electronic beat and even works in some G-Funk, West Coast synth work”.

The turnout of the song in other words is often referred to as “banger”, #anthem that makes everyone wanna groove to its beats, and its rhythm would sync in every lip it ever came across. The soulful tunes are heavenly, and addictive as caffeine, definitely not something to miss out on, cause it follows the mantra “once heard, never forgotten”. The lyrics seem so handpicked and refined to an extent as though its curated to fit every individual’s tale, thus its so relatable (AF) and audience seem to connect to it in an instance. While other songs are inclined towards “recital”, or staging, “FRIENDS”, has a peculiar way of narrating a tale and simultaneously being melody to the ears. One cannot simply listen to it without humming its tunes or submerging oneself into its rhythm.

The cinematography, consists of a power struggle between the victim and the “loverboy” who is constantly trying to escape the friendzone with his heroic tactic and pouring his heart out with the “little things” that count/matter. However Anne-Marie aka victim, is hell-bent on drawing the line, signalling the partition, in other words where he stands in terms of the “relationship”.

All in all, the song is an overall success and a fireball full of expressions flowing in every possible direction, guiding one throughout the friendzone journey. It’s a mini survival kit, 101 ways to dodge the friendzone (give or take).

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