PC: Meagan Leetz
Come hang out with the Chicago-based Emo/Pop Punk band Real Friends at The Nile Theater Halloween Night! The band is promoting their newest record Composure (released July 13, 2018 via Fearless Records), that features 10 new tracks, as well as the next album single, "Smiling On The Surface."
Composure is Real Friends' most ambitious work to date. The 10 tracks on this album have challenged the band as musicians and friends. From nailing down the best Pop hooks with producer Mike Green (The Aces, All Time Low, The Mowgli’s, Paramore) that showcase the band’s progression from a Pop-Punk band to full-fledged Pop-Rock juggernaut, to touching on topics in their songwriting such as mental health, being accepted, and above all, learning to love yourself.
Real Friends “From The Outside”
When approaching Composure, the band found themselves working harder than ever on what they wanted to say with this album.
“We have never put this much time and effort into a record,” explains bassist, Kyle Fasel.
“Composure is everything we’ve always come up short on. We focused more on melodies than ever before. We focused more on the overall emotional climate of each song than ever before. I truly think that every song on the record stands on its own. But when all the songs come together it creates our best effort to date.”
1. Me First 2. Stand Steady 3. From The Outside 4. Smiling On The Surface 5. Hear What You Want 6. Unconditional Love 7. Composure 8. Get By 9. Ripcord 10. Take A Hint