The older I get, the more I become convinced that there is nothing as universally understood as matters of the heart. Whether that be love that feels kismet or love that feels destructive (read: heartbreak) or something in between, I guarantee there are folks out there that get it. And that’s why some of the greatest songs have been sung about love.
The latest relatable love song that I think you should all give a listen to? “Still Be Friends” by Dutch producer, Arcando.
Since stepping into the scene in 2016, Arcando has evolved into one of the fastest progressing artists in the electronic music industry, known internationally for delivering next-level tracks that captivate the EDM, tap, and pop spaces. Between releases on several diverse labels, 90+ million plays across all platforms, and official remixes for A-list artists, his music has earned steady support from some of the industry’s top producers, like Martin Garrix, The Chainsmokers, and David Guetta. His captivating signature sound blends extractions of live instruments, personal vocals, and a diverse mix of genres, solidifying himself as a rising star across the world.
Written, produced, and performed by Arcando himself, this latest single explores a love story via a lush soundscape and tranquil vocals. A shimmering bassline, percussive overtones, and oscillating melodies construct the backdrop for Arcando’s evocative lyrics. The song is set in that strange part of a relationship where you’re getting ready for heartbreak, but there’s still a lot of wholesome love left. So where does that leave you? For Arcando, he’s hoping to still be friends. As the electro-pop atmosphere continues, a bouncy bassline takes over with chopped up vocals and bubbly synths.
“Still Be Friends” is a buoyant and lively song, even though the message is inherently bittersweet. Whether you want to just get up and moving or listen to illicit some buried emotions, it’s a great addition to your Wednesday morning playlist.