Monday, July 18, 2022

Upstate - "Lovers & Friends"

Despite making fairly straightforward and mainstream folk rock, Upstate put their own spin on the genre with their latest single. "Lovers & Friends" is a truly gorgeous song. Sure, it doesn't push any boundaries, but when an artist nails a sound this well who could possibly complain. Musically, "Lovers & Friends" has that laid back bluesy folk sound we bring you a lot of. There's a killer guitar solo in here that is one of the most chill solos you've ever heard. But what really sets the song apart from others are the vocal harmonies. Mary Kenney and Melanie Glenn harmonize in a more traditional folk way than you normally hear in modern mainstream folk. It's going to be impossible to hear their vocals and not be completely sucked in, unless you don't have a soul.

You can listen to "Lovers & Friends" below. The song is available as a single here. For more on Upstate, check out the band's website.

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