For some time now, Fickle Friends have been making straightforward pop songs to satiate the appetite of listeners like myself. In a recent interview with Billboard, however, lead singer Natassja Shiner made clear her intentions to push their sound to new heights, a progression she hoped her fans would pick up on. With new single, “Paris,” Shiner stays true to her word, revealing a newer, cooler Fickle Friends.
To do this, the band lay Shiner’s sun-drenched vocals beneath a warm bed of synths and a steady, tambourine-heavy drum beat. Midway through the song, an electric guitar is thrown into the mix, adding another layer of “cool” to the band’s sound and helping to tie things off nicely. While much softer around the edges than the band’s earlier work, “Paris” proves a welcome addition to the band’s seemingly perfect catalogue.