ALBUM REVIEW: Fickle Friends - You Are Someone Else


Fickle Friends put out their debut album You Are Someone Else on March 16 via Polydor Records. This is a fresh, indie-pop album infused with 80s synth beats that will have you bobbing your head all spring and throughout the summer.

You Are Someone Else is an album that fans of The 1975Coin and Paramore’s After Laughter will appreciate. It is the perfect soundtrack to Coachella season, beach day and road trip record, as it has so many feel good tunes. 

This sixteen song record is compiled of catchy beats and statement lyrics you won’t soon forget. The record begins with their single “Wake Me Up”, an unforgettable song about a rocky relationship and wanting to be woken up from what feels like a nightmare. It oozes with a constant stream of dance tunes and in your face messages laced into its lyrics. 

The track “Glue” is the ultimate feel good, getting ready for a night out jam. The line “your lips are like glue”, ironically enough, is sure to be stuck in your head for days afterwards. “Hard to Be Myself” is an empowering track – the ultimate party song that will definitely leave anyone feeling fearless and ready to take on the world. Although the album may be mostly upbeat, “In My Head” slows the record down halfway through. The vibrations and hum provide a chill, laid back vibe and allows you to give a close ear to what is being sung. The theme of the track touches on waiting for a call that never comes. It doesn’t slow it down for too long before picking up again with “Rotation”, another wave of synth dance tunes, to grace your ears for the rest of the record.

Don’t miss out on Fickle Friends and their new album You Are Someone Else if you’re in search for some new tunes for your summer playlist. Fickle Friends is heading out during the Spring to tour in support of the new album and share it in all of its glory. Be sure to catch them in a city near you and dance along to every track with them – you won’t regret it!


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Music, ReviewSalma Bustos