Fickle Friends release their new single “Not In the Mood” off of their upcoming project Weird Years: Season 2 due Mar 7.
“Not In The Mood” finds Fickle Friends elevating their pop stylings with a pulsating sound that bursts with bright synths, fun-fuelled funk, and a hook that’s even more immediately addictive than we’ve come to expect. Natti Shiner’s soaring vocal continues to go from strength-to-strength, with her distinctive ability to deliver a life-affirming topline that’s full of searching, lovelorn lyricism.
“This song is about taking back your power,” says Shiner. “We all do things that aren’t good for us. We keep people in our lives who make us work for their affection, who make us feel like the ‘back up plan’ just in case what they really want doesn’t work out. In classic Fickle Friends style we have dressed up a sad song in party clothes. We hope you love this as much as we loved writing it.”
Whereas Weird Years: Season 1 focused on everything that has happened since releasing their Top 10 debut album You Are Someone Else in 2018, Season 2 documents Shiner’s experiences as the new abnormal became the long-term routine. As the world adjusted to a time that has somehow become both weird and immensely dull, Shiner’s own life became a time of dramatic transition. She became fascinated by the idea of Saturn Return, the astrological event in which some believe can spark a quarter-life crisis. But with that reflection came the creative spark that inspired Season 2.
Weird Years: Season 2 is now available to pre-save here. The Weird Years concept is also set to be extended into a full album project, which is expected to follow later this year.
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