BETWEEN FRIENDS' "What’s up” Arrives at Just the Right Time to Score Your Summer Fling
“What’s up” brings emotional vulnerability and more infectious synth-pop to the technicolor universe of BETWEEN FRIENDS. Always bright and experimental, BETWEEN FRIENDS have not missed once with their string of recent releases, and “What’s up” is no exception. The new single, which the brother and sister duo have been teasing since their Governor’s Ball appearance and throughout their recent sold-out US tour, explores the wistfulness of waiting for an unrequited love to notice them back.
"What's up" taps into the innocence of pining after a crush and captures the feeling of constantly checking your phone to see if they have been thinking of you too. As Savannah sings “I’ve been chasing after you forever / Can you call me on my phone to say ‘What’s up?’ / I just wanna get to know you better,” you can hear a brightness and hopefulness in her voice. The duo has perfected their rhythm throughout all their years of growing up and performing together, and Brandon continues to provide the perfect balance to the background vocals and production.
Despite the lyrics focusing on the messy situation of not feeling like your feelings are reciprocated, the track never feels melancholy or downtempo, and the production brings a cosmic quality to the song with the synths and drum patterns. The group continues to evolve and explore different sounds and song structures, while still keeping their retro-inspired vibes with a futuristic edge that continually leaves fans coming back for more.
BETWEEN FRIENDS released “What’s up” at just the right time to kick off summer flings, and the analog nostalgia that the duo always seems to imbue in their work is on full display here. The track is the perfect addition to your summer playlists, and with such exciting momentum from their releases this year, we’re so excited to watch BETWEEN FRIENDS launch into the stratosphere and establish themself as the next essential artists in the indie-pop landscape.
Watch the "What's up?" video below: