Sometimes just a change in relationship status is all you need to move onto the next stage. This week we are revisiting a recent favorite and checking out “Better As Friends”, the latest drop from Eighty Ninety. Bursting onto the scene back in 2016, Eighty Ninety hit the ball right out of the gate with their debut single “Three Thirty”. Quickly after its initial release, the single reached #2 on Spotify’s Global Viral Charts and they seized the opportunity to drop their full EP Elizabeth. Now snagging over 25 million streams online, the Eighty Ninety catalog was even selected by Taylor Swift for her official Spotify playlist “Songs Taylor Loves”.
“It’s about the desire to live in the past rather than face the end, and how loving someone can mean wanting the best for them even if that no longer includes you,” – Eighty Ninety
Officially the second single off of their upcoming sophomore EP, “Better as Friends” allows Eighty Ninety to explore the concept of their relationship status in a softer, more intimate light. The duo utilizes the best parts of their pop meets hazy chillwave sound to take a cookie-cutter track and tweak it to the Eighty Ninety standard. However, the duo’s personal lyrics bridge the gap between creator and audience, subtly weaving Eighty Ninety’s experience into the universal understanding of love and complicated relationships. “Better as Friends” explores the powerful pull to stay connected with someone you once loved despite how painful it can be. Desire is one hell of a motivator.
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