After their hugely successful debut EP, Out Of Love, which saw the duo dabble in more pop centric textures, Matt and Eli aka Two Friends, return to their ‘Soul House’ sound with ‘Emily’.
Highlighting their signature fast-paced piano sequences, they manage to lace the track with colour and energy, as well as James Delaney’s dynamic vocals, the record treads the line between pop and dance with some aplomb.
Listen to it here:
Two Friends explain how the collaboration came about and what the song means to them:
“Emily is a super fun one of ours. We actually wrote it a couple years ago and we’re stoked it’s finally coming out now. Been really fun teasing it at recent shows and getting all the Emily’s in the crowd hyped. Eli went to school with James Delaney and we knew he’d be perfect for it- he straight-up crushes the vocals. There’s not necessarily a specific Emily that we wrote this about, but Emily is more of a metaphor for a few different people in our lives, we’ll say that much. And I know a lot of people can relate to those experiences where a relationship starts out super exciting and then falls into a sort of complacency, but you’re still too addicted to them to leave.”
‘Emily’, which has all the hallmarks of a radio smash hit, is released along with an animated lyric video, serving as the perfect accompaniment to the feel-good track.
Watch the lyric video here:
Their ‘Out Of Love’ tour of North America has a number of dates still to go, signifying that the duo are a long way from slowing down, all set to build on this momentum into the summer and beyond.
April 20th – Rumor, Philadelphia, PA
April 21st – University Of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
April 22nd – City Bar, Baton Rouge, LA
April 27th – Omnia, San Diego, CA
April 28th – UNC, Chapel Hill, NC
April 29th – TIME, Costa Mesa, CA
May 7th – Shephard’s Beach, Clearwater, FL
May 27th – The Roxy, Los Angeles, CA
June 25th – Electric Forest Weekend 1, Rothbury, MI
July 1st – Electric Forest Weekend 2, Rothbury, MI