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Kyle Fasel is a multi-faceted artist. Not only does he play bass in Real Friends—but also mainly writes the band's lyrics and produces his own poetry.

On Jan. 23, Fasel posted a new spoken word piece called what if.

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“This new spoken word poem is about balancing the what ifs in life,” Fasel says to AP. “This one talks about my struggles with letting my mind race and race. Hope everyone can relate and get something from it.”

In what if, Fasel says, “I'm working on my balance, I'm getting better, but I'm working on it. I'll always be working on it.”

Fasel also creates written poetry and has been doing so for six years. Recently, he got more serious with the creative outlet, a shift apparent in his newer Instagram posts.


a poem by: me

A photo posted by Kyle Fasel (@kylefaselisdead) on


a poem by: me

A photo posted by Kyle Fasel (@kylefaselisdead) on

“I've been doing spoken word poetry for about six years now,” Fasel continues. “It's a nice change of pace for me. I'm able to tackle more subject matter through poetry.”

Fans can keep up with Fasel's poetry on his website (kylefasel.com). They can also check out his Instagram (@kylefaselisdead) and his Twitter (@kyle_fasel).

Here's “what if”:

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Real Friends are heading out on tour with Have Mercy, Tiny Moving Parts, Broadside and Nothing, Nowhere.


4/27 Grand Rapids, MI 20 Monroe Live
4/28 Detroit, MI St. Andrew's Hall
4/29 Cleveland, OH Agora Theatre
4/30 Cincinnati, OH Bogart's
5/2 St. Louis, MO Delmar Hall
5/3 Kansas City, MO Aftershock Live
5/4 Denver, CO Summit Music Hall
5/5 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex
5/7 Seattle, WA El Corazon
5/9 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
5/11 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades
5/12 Los Angeles, CA The Regent
5/13 San Diego, CA SOMA
5/14 Anaheim, CA House of Blues
5/15 Mesa, AZ Nile Theater
5/17 Dallas, TX The Door
5/18 Austin, TX The Mohawk
5/19 Houston, TX White Oak Music Hall
5/21 Birmingham, AL Zydeco
5/22 Nashville, TN Rocketown
5/23 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
5/24 Orlando, FL Beacham Theater
5/25 Tampa, FL The Orpheum
5/26 Lake Park, FL Kelsey Theater
5/27 Charlotte, NC The Undergrown
5/28 Richmond, VA The Broadberry
5/30 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Soundstage
5/31 Asbury Park, NJ Stone Pony
6/1 Philadelphia, PA The TLA
6/2 New York, NY Irving Plaza
6/3 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
6/4 Buffalo, NY Waiting Room
6/6 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Club
6/7 Pittsburgh, PA Rex Theater
6/8 Indianapolis, IN Deluxe
6/9 Chicago, IL Concord Music Hall 

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