The days are getting darker, snow is on its way, and it’s time to curl up in front of the fire and stay warm—and we’ve got the perfect track to cure those winter blues. Canada’s Friends of Foes have a new track out today called “4Walls”, which perfectly captures that rush of feeling you get when remembering something negative from your past—and often how difficult it can be to move on. But in the end, the song will provide you all with some form of closure, as with each guitar stroke and repeated “it will come around again”, you’ll remember what happened is in the past, and the future is so much brighter than the weather outside.
This is the first single with the Saskatoon natives’ new vocalist, Danielle Huot. Guitarist Matt Stinn says of the new direction:
“Personally speaking, I feel like our band has grown stronger writing-wise since the addition of Danielle. She’s a very strong writer and personality and has zero issues expressing her ideas or thoughts musically. This makes our writing more collaborative, and simply put, stronger. I’m constantly impressed with the amount of care she puts into writing lyrics. It pushes me to do my part better. And it shows: ‘4Walls’ is the strongest example of our writing to date. Between extremely meaningful and strong lyrics and a tight groove, it’s definitely a highlight to play when we’re on tour.”
Matt also shared a fun fact about the inspiration behind “4Walls”: “The track came about in one of our early writing sessions with Danielle because Keegan and I were making fun of ‘Hotline Bling’ by Drake—mainly showcased through the verses, which have synth bass and drum samples rather than a full kit.”
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