Singles’ Round-Up: ‘Just Friends’ by Max Pope

‘Just Friends’ by Max Pope

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‘Just Friends’ is the first single from Max Pope’s upcoming EP, In Limbo. A fusion of jazz/pop/funk/soul, Max Pope’s sound feels fresh and interesting, with a beautifully subtle groove in all of his work. He is easily comparable with Tom Misch, but I’d say Max holds a distinct sound himself. The guitar and bass melodies in this track carry divine funk and marry perfectly with a simple but wonderfully smooth beat, producing a song perfect to walk down the street to. Max is also a super talented lyricist, with this track focusing on anxiety around change and feeling like you have a lack of control over relationships.

All of Max’s music is brilliant, his EP, UP, was one of my favourite releases from 2019 so I highly recommend checking out his stuff!

Imogen Phillips

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