So this week I finally got my mits on the new album from Brooklyn based, funk-pop five piece, Friends. The much talked about and highly anticipated Manifest! album finally hit records stores on 1st June bringing with it “the hottest record in the world” according to BBC Radio One’s Zane Lowe.
Lead singer Samantha Urbani delivers a vast range of vocal stylings with lyrics ranging from whimsical to down right punk over the twelve tracks that make up the Manifest! album. Blending styles haphazardly with a light hearted approach to music the album delivered against the high expectations and continues to receive strong reviews.
Stand out moments are provided by the wickedly nonchalant swagger of I’m His Girl and Mind Control, the album’s funk laden crescendo. Both singles, the former a previous release the latter the most recent, are a hint of the schizophrenic fun drenched nature of Manifest! Jumping joyously from hip-hop to funk and awkward post-pop-punk the album embraces a care free approach to music making devoted entirely to your listening pleasure.
Check out Manifest! via a your nearest music outlet of choice, a solid first album awaits.
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