Electro-Pop Duo Future Friend Make Their Vibrant Debut
Electro-pop duo Future Friend might be new to us but they’re not new to each other. Comprised of siblings Faith and Mitch hailing from Charlotte, NC, Future Friend have spent a couple years now filming covers on their YouTube channel, but now they’ve officially teamed up to release their debut EP, Secret Handshake, featuring four neon dance gems.
“Secret Handshake is all the summer feels rolled into a tiny, colorful lollipop! The tracks range from bouncy to dreamy and capture feelings of sunshine, love, and loss,” Future Friend tell us about their debut EP. “Our goal for this project has been to create dance-y, feel-good songs peppered with nostalgia and emotion, and we’ve done just that. Hope you get lost in the melodies with us!’
Opening with “Favorite,” Secret Handshake kicks off on a fresh note — its opener isn’t too aggressive, just a nice, fizzy tune introducing us to Faith’s sweet voice and the punchy production we can look forward to from Future Friend. The EP’s title track is explosive. It’s the epitome of summer, dripping in fast-paced beats and lightened up by splashes of pop melodies. “Get Well Soon” boasts some shadows, reflective instead of bouncy for a while before it blooms into a lush synth arrangement that once again finds Faith’s lax delivery leading the track. Secret Handshake ends with “Famous,” plinking along with dark pops and pumping percussion — it’s a dizzying effort, packed with new details that emerge when least expected, a quick conclusion hinting at all the other vibes and qualities Future Friend are bound to accomplish far beyond their electro-pop prowess.