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Fickle Friends' New EP 'Broken Sleep'

The UK band releases an EP featuring a 90's EDM dance beat with modern pop vocals.

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If you want an empowering soundtrack perfect for strutting down the street in a pink faux fur coat over pajamas, on the way to the bodega for midnight oreos while buzzed on chardonnay, check out Broken Sleep, the new EP from Fickle Friends.

It's bursting with bubblegum-pop energy and infectious builds certain to lead you into your own personal rom-com dance moment.

Fickle Friends - The Moment youtu.be

Unlike the UK indie pop band's previous records, this one was released on the group's own label, Palmeira music. It features the 90's EDM dance beats the group is known for, with the modern pop vocals of Natti Cateh. It's an easy listening record that doesn't exactly offer anything new, but manages to leave the listener in a good mood sure to last the whole day. '

The three track EP is led by 'San Francisco', a song inspired by the band's time on the West Coast. Fickle Friends explain: "We went to play our first show in San Fran and had the best day/night there. I thought it would be cool to do another song in a similar Say No More theme and talk about escapism in a narrative. This song is about getting out of a toxic relationship and starting a new life in an exciting city - sometimes it's really fun to just write from imagination and not personal experience."

The EP has an air of youthful exuberance throughout its three tracks, harping on themes of lost love, new love, and not worrying about the future. In the band's new rhythmic jam, "The Moment," Cateh laments, "Why you gotta, gotta be / So bad for you and wrong for me / When I'm living it in the moment / I just wanna be in the moment."

Broken Sleep

Fickle Friends' latest EP would be as at home playing at a beach party as it would as the background to a solo dance in a teenage girl's bedroom, capturing a feeling of long summer nights and youthful fun.


Brooke Ivey Johnson is a Brooklyn based writer, playwright, and human woman. To read more of her work visit her blog or follow her twitter @BrookeIJohnson.


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