Canadian indie pop/alternative band New Friends are thrilled to release their new single “Doomed,” available every now in conjunction with the official music video that is featured on Wonderland Magazine. “Doomed” is off their forthcoming EP to be released in January 2023.
The band says, The song was inspired by the feeling of being a hopeless romantic but from a different point of view. The idea of ‘Doomed’ is being self aware of the chaotic energy you bring into your love life. When relationship after relationship consistently fails, often we give up and say “well I on guess I’m just really bad at this ‘love’ thing”. The song calls out to any future lover, preparing them for the fact that you know how the story is going to go. Hurt feelings? Buy some flowers and write ‘I’m sorry” on the card.”
In support of the new music, the band will be touring the rest of the year. See all tour dates below.
New Friends went viral with the very first song they ever recorded, “Purple Candy,” when they were practically strangers — now at 5.5 million streams and counting — scattered to their respective homes during covid, recorded and released more songs, then won Slaight Music’s life-changing It’s Your Shot contest. The resulting EP, Camaro, was recorded with the $100,000 studio and promotion prize.
New Friends had already recorded with producer Brad Delson, Grammy-winning guitarist of Linkin Park, and after the It’s Your Shot win, they were able to work with even more outside producers including Finger Eleven drummer and Arnold Lanni protégé Steve Molella (Stuck On Planet Earth, Gus, Kayla Diamond), and TV/film composer Brian Rivlin. They also self-produced a couple of the songs, and co-wrote for the first time with a handful of outside writers. But mostly, it’s the four of them.
New Friends — comprised of players from all over Southern Ontario, lead singer Stefan Boulineau (Windsor), guitarist Cole Wilson (St. Thomas), keyboardist/lead writer Ayden Miller (Orillia), and Conrad (Waterloo) — have experienced success at breakneck speed, landing L.A. management and a top booking agent. They played their first show in November, 2021.
Stream “Doomed” here.