Track Review: that’s what friends are for // BIIANCO

Some lover disappointed you? That’s what friends are for. For sure friends should not be used only in case of break-ups, however this is certainly the topic of BIIANCO’s latest single. LA poet, singer, producer, director, and multi-instrumentalist released this brilliant song on 9th April.

One half electronica, one half chill-wave, with a hint of indie pop, ‘that’s what friends are for’ explores the sweet side of breakups: having friends to lean on. The single indeed is based on personal experiences. The “bad exes” factor was shared among BIIANCO’s friends. Therefore they imagined together a world where they could put toxic partners to rest. The element of rest is conceived through the image of zombies: in the official video exes are pictured as zombies.

Alongside the single, BIIANCO revealed interactive music for the audience to play. By choosing how the story goes on between two given options, one can lose (and be forced to start again) or get to the end.  The game requires you to make choices to determine the kind of friend you are. There’s no spoiler in saying that behaving like a good friend increases the chances to be successful.

‘that’s what friends are for’ is the blossoming fruit of past anxiety. Calming and stress-relieving, mystic and spiritual, it elevates you to the inner peace necessary to bury past relationships.

Words by Miriam Viscusi


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