Thursday 25 September 2014

Fickle Friends - For You

Over the last couple of days we’ve been posting a number of tracks that have grabbed our ears whilst we took a 13 day break for a holiday as well as a couple of brand new songs / artists. This is the last of those slightly older tracks, albeit we use the word older reservedly and in the context of new music blogging, where it sometimes seems that anything that’s more than a few days old has the curtains drawn over it, such is the hyperactive attention deficit way the internet seems to exist these days.

For You by Brighton’s Fickle Friends will be well known to anyone who has seen the Brighton band’s live set and continues what has been quite a year for the group, gaining blog love and bookings galore. This song has already been top of Hype Machine’s 'Most Blogged Chart' and picked up a few thousand clicks of love on the world’s biggest and best music blog aggregator. However, these are only small beginnings for the band and we suspect that they’re going to have to work twice as hard if they want to step up to the next level. The reality check is that those momentary clicks of love do not make an instant fanbase; the internet can make things seem bigger and more important than they really are. It’s a really tough old world out there for new musicians – making a living from your art is a very difficult game in 2014.

And so to the song; despite the chirpy guitars on For You the tune isn’t direct from the happy club; it’s actually about realising that a relationship really isn’t going anywhere, no matter how much you want it to do so. It’s difficult to feel sad when listening to it though, because For You follows the trick of surrounding melancholy words with music that will put a spring in your step - that’s the best way of getting over anything isn’t it? This is the musical version of putting your chin up.

Fickle Friends - For You

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