by Stephen Veith (@quakeroats91)
We've all been there - in a rut, leaving messages on friend and families machines whom you haven't kept as in touch with as you'd like. Inquiring about their day to day, updating them on how you yourself are doing, even asking for a ride to work. Despite the distance between friends and family Friendship describes, the awareness is that being a "rich man" can be valued from love, family, and friends. This song is truly a tribute to those in their lives who help them get up each morning - knowing he has those to support him, even if it's an old friend or parent whom they've fallen out of touch with - no matter the amount in their bank account.
The slow progression of the guitar and backing drums accentuate the raspy, worn voice of Dan Wriggins. As the song picks up, Philly local Abi Reimold adds complimentary harmony to the straining vocals of Wriggins, creating an emotive depth that begins to bring the track to a high point. The twinkling piano, sporadic fluttering guitars, and soft string tracks create a melancholy atmosphere that does well to reflect off the hopeful tones that are illuminated towards the end of the song.
Friendship's F/V Hope is out May 27th via Sleeper Records. The band will celebrate the release that night at Philadelphia's All Night Diner.