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Make Friends’ “Ellie” Is What Being In A Relationship With A Mannequin Looks Like

Literally and figuratively

Photo: Courtesy of Top Button Digital

Bristol quartet Make Friends delineates the loneliness that comes when you’re with someone who is halfassing it in their new video “Ellie.” The video shows a female protagonist who is in a relationship with her mannequin boyfriend that is useless in everything – from menial household chores to emotional intimacy, he just doesn’t contribute to anything. Kinda like the HR department (jk). Office jokes aside, “Ellie” is a breezy piece that is weaved with deceptively warm guitar strings and airy drumkicks where you’re taken on a meditative ride:

Lead singer Tom Andrews explained, “‘Ellie’ is the most personal track on the EP. It’s a retrospective account of the frustration and emptiness felt from a lack of connection in your relationship. It’s also about coming to terms with the fact that maybe it coming to an end was for the best and accepting that they might be happier with someone else.”

Ellie’s debut EP will be out on July 26th. The quartet will be hosting EP launch shows around the same day, so go say hola:

7/25 – The Mother’s Ruin (Bristol, UK)

7/27 – Oakford Social Club (Reading, UK)

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