This week sees the release of the beautiful video for Fickle Friends’ latest single, ‘Brooklyn’. The Brighton Indie quintet – comprised of Natassja Shiner (vocals/keyboard), Harry Herrington (bass/backing vocals), Chris Hall (lead guitar), Sam Morris (drums) and Jack Wilson (keyboards) – are currently on tour and playing their biggest headline gig to date at London’s famous Heaven nightclub on December 1st.
Made in collaboration with esteemed director/photographer, Charlotte Rutherford, the video for ‘Brooklyn’ is worth giving your full attention; full of pastels, neon and fantastic vogueing throughout, it is perfect visual representation of the vibrant, expressive and dreamy track.
“Fickle Friends have already established a visual for themselves so I wanted to extend this into a more real environment, trying to keep their surreal and neon aesthetic which I think is a visual representation of their dreamy sound,” says Rutherford. “The band were staying in the sweetest house – shout out Natti’s bath! – so we shot there because I think it’s cool using a place which actually has some significance to them in it!”
Although there’s a definite free spirited vibe to the song, it is not as feel good as the hook “You’re a Brooklyn baby / you know how to love” would make it seem. The clever lyrics talk about an intangible, undefinable, out-of-reach lover; an undefinable free spirit that can’t be trapped or controlled.
“You are someone else / There’s something I can’t define / You are not mine”
“You are like the honey I am not allowed”
Yet like honey, it is sweet and tempting nonetheless, much like frontwoman Natti’s dreamy and emotive vocals which are comparable to the likes of Lorde or Foxes.
Fickle Friends is a properly authentic band, doggedly earning their success the old fashioned way, staying on the road and winning over fans with their stream of memorable singles and rocking every gig they play.
UK Tour Dates
24 – Cookie, Leicester
25 – Moles, Bath
26 – Cavern, Exeter
29 – Clwb Ifor Bach. Cardiff
30 – Forum, Tunbridge Wells
01 – Heaven, London
Words: Jeanette Franks