‘Something a bit different’ was how Fickle Friends described their latest single in a tweet last month. Whilst a more synth-heavy track could certainly be described as ‘different’ compared to the usual funky guitar vibes, the five-piece band from Brighton once again strike a hit with their latest bop, Hard to Be Myself.
It’s a track which is as catchy as it is relatable. Soft vocals from lead singer Natti see her talk about overthinking, reading between the lines and feeling like ‘a prisoner to [the] mood‘. We’ve all been there: sitting in the corner of a party feeling lost and insecure when everyone else is dancing away. It’s a song about a position we’ve all been in, beautifully presented with bouncy synth and triplet vocals, and soul.