On new single, “Crashing By means of”, Friko delve deeper into the album-wide theme that Kapetan encapsulates as “wanting higher for your self and the folks round you, however questioning how one can probably try this with the world we stay in,” channeling each despair and glory within the tune’s choir-like vocals.
“It wasn’t intentional for us to have group vocals throughout this document,” Kapetan factors out, noting that album co-producers Scott Tallarida and Jack Henry, together with a number of shut buddies, joined the band in singing backup. “It simply occurred naturally as a result of all of us saved singing alongside.”
The accompanying “Crashing By means of” video, which was directed by Alec Basse, is a transportive encapsulation of Friko’s music. Filmed in Chicago and that includes appearances from the band’s sprawling community of buddies and fellow artists, it exudes a way of neighborhood that’s inherent to Friko. Recorded inside their pal group on a shoe-string price range paid out of the band’s personal pocket, the forthcoming album, Where we’ve been, Where we go from right here is a testomony to Chicago’s storied DIY ethos.
Where we’ve been, Where we go from right here follows Friko’s self-released debut EP, Every time Endlessly, which was launched in 2022. The album was a DIY endeavour accomplished earlier than Friko’s signing to ATO, enlisting the abilities of buddies like Eli Schmitt (creator of the album art work), video director Alice Avery, and tour supervisor Stas Slyvka.
“A lot of this document occurred due to buddies serving to us out, like Scott letting us use his studio,” says Kapetan. “It’s additionally an occasion house, so there’d be occasions when Scott, Jack, and I might be engaged on mixing the document with a town-hall assembly happening within the subsequent room.”
- Where We have Been
- Crimson to Chrome
- Crashing By means of
- For Ella
- Till I am With You Once more
- Get Numb To It!