Friendly Fires’ “Silhouettes” Is Disco-Pop Bleached With Sun-Kissed Nostalgia

A taste of their upcoming album

Photo: Dan Wilton

UK trio Friendly Fires returns today with new disco-pop banger “Silhouettes” where they wash us with neon-lit nostalgia and longing while sunbathing us with funk and sass. The track is built with the posh clap-and-stomp rhythm where the punchy cadences are filled with smoky ahhing choruses. Through its whispery vocals, Friendly Fires add dreamy inflections that border on wistfulness. Enjoy:

The track is from Friendly Fires’ upcoming record Inflorescent, which will be out on August 16thvia Casablanca Records/Polydor. It’s the first record in eight years from the band, who have taken the time re-polish their sound. For the record they worked with producers Mark Ralph, James Ford and Disclosure around various studios in London. The trio will also kick off their tour towards the end of this month, so go see them:

6/30 – Glastonbury Festival, UK

714 – Citadel Festival, London, UK

7/20 – Splendour In The Grass, Yelgun, Australia

7/21 – 170 Russell, Melbourne, Australia

7/22 – Metro Theatre, Sydney, Australia

7/26 – Leopallooza, Bude, UK

7/27 – Standon Calling, Standon, UK

9/14 – Nova Batida, Lisbon, Portugal

9/24 – Elsewhere, Brooklyn, NY

9/26 – Fillmore Theatre, San Francisco, CA

9/27 – Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles, CA

9/28 – CRSSD Music & Arts Festival, San Diego, CA