Dan Lambton and Kyle Fasel of pop-punk darlings Real Friends caught up with APTV over the summer to discuss how their band has changed between “The Home Inside My Head” to their most recent release, Composure.
The Real Friends gents also cleared up the popular misconception that their band is actually a social media site that helps people find “real friends” and revealed the thought process of using a bright color palette as a visual counterpoint to the murky themes of “From The Outside.”
Single “Me First” comes straight from the band’s album “Composure.” You can purchase your copy of it here.
The video showcases the band getting into the spooky spirit by starring in what can only be their own horror movie. It’s pretty creepy, and just a little gore-y, which makes it all the more fun.
Watch the video for “Me First” below:
Real Friends also discussed essential facts that every fan should know about their album “Composure.”
COMPOSURE IS NOT JUST ABOUT THE BAND MEMBERS THEMSELVES, BUT THOSE AROUND THEM.
“Some of it is self-reflection,” says Fasel of Composure’s lyrics. “But a lot of it is about people close to me and watching them end up where I didn’t expect them to. That stuff is really personal to me, and I hope people can relate to it.”
IT WAS RECORDED OVER TWO SEPARATE SESSIONS IN SEPTEMBER AND JANUARY.
“We recorded the bulk of it in January with [producer] Mike Green,” Fasel explains. “We’d also been in the studio in September to give ourselves a head start, and that really helped us. It was nice to not feel like we were running out of time.”
“UNCONDITIONAL LOVE” IS KYLE FASEL’S FAVORITE SONG ON THE RECORD, BUT IT NEARLY DIDN’T MAKE THE CUT.
“We pushed the boundaries with it,” he states. “It’s got a slow vibe and doesn’t sound like anything we’ve done before. It’s got a real groove to it, and at first I wasn’t sure if it could even go on a Real Friends record. But now, it’s one of our favorites.”