Ideas On Ghosts

Album: Manifest! (2012)
  • Brooklyn quintet Friends may be a Pop band, but their lyrical content is more thoughtful than many others in their genre. "One thing that I think is really cool is to create a sense of joy and empowerment," said Samantha Urbani to The Independent. "But not just with a message of jubilant positivity - we have a song about death and anticipating it called 'Ideas on Ghosts,' but it's a dance song so you reach this level of cathartic movement and energised dancing, but with a sense of awareness of all the negativity and all of the sadness and all of the spectrum of human feelings. I think it's really cool because a lot of dance songs are just sexy come-ons. This is thinking persons' pop music, I hope."

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