In the span of just over a year, indie-pop duo Frenship has catapulted to success after the massive success of their song, “Capsize,” featuring Emily Warren. Released in June 2016, the song is on the way to reaching over half a billion streams – and led them to earning the #2 Breakout Artist nod for 2016 from Spotify and a feature on Shazam’s 2017 Emerging Artist list. The song’s viral success paved the way for the duo, comprised of James Sunderland and Brett Hite, to land on a handful of massive festival bills in 2017 like Lollapalooza, Outside Lands and Life Is Beautiful (check our interview with them at Outside Lands here). Following a summer of success on the festival circuit, Frenship toured with Bastille and fellow Ones To Watch favorite Baum.
Frenship is back and better than ever in 2018 with the release of their new single “Love Somebody,” which contributes to the contemporary pop music scene without losing the duo’s distinct sound.
“Love Somebody” is ultimately about letting someone go to pursue something greater, and it allows the listener to paint a mental image of their own experiences with love and loss. The song may be perceived as sad in nature, but it has a sense of hopefulness that allows it to succeed in an upbeat format and passes on the classic lesson of letting someone go because you want the best for them.
Production choices like incorporating hand and snare drums, along with the gritty style of vocals give the song a more authentic, down-to-earth vibe. Pairing these sounds with electronic elements adds an extra dimension that is often lacking in today’s current pop landscape. Listen to the song below:
Exciting news for fans: Frenship is going on tour this spring with fellow Ones To Watch artist, Yoke Lore. Below are the list of the dates: