A new single from Antelope Island, “friends suck!” is a colorful pop effort marked by dazzling synths and serene vocals. Hazy guitar jangles add nicely as well, enamoring during the introduction. Bouncy synth pulses complement vocals that admit “it’s time I try to say how I feel.” The gentle guitar pulses and lazy-day bass line during the verses shows a lush charm, with the ensuing synth-laden sharpness enamoring, in a way reminiscent of Dent May. “friends suck!” is a hooky, fun showing from Antelope Island.
This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of January 2023’ Spotify playlist.
The track is also featured in the genre-based, best-of Spotify compilation Emerging Indie Pop.