By this point, it should come as no surprise that Fickle Friends are capable of writing dangerously addictive indie-pop, but their latest single is certainly something else. “Brooklyn,” taken from the band’s forthcoming debut on Universal, is a blistering mix of bubbly synths, tight instrumentation and insatiable hooks. However, as lead singer Natti Shiner tells NME, the song is anything but the upbeat offering it appears to be.
“The whole song is metaphorical and kind of talks about anxiety as someone you don’t understand or recognise – ‘You are someone else, it’s something I can’t define, you are not mine’. It’s probably the song that means the most to me because one year on, I look back at how panicked I was by it all and now, although it’s something that affects me most days, I feel like I’ve got more of a handle on what’s going on in my head.”