Illinois rock group Real Friends have released their newest single “Unconditional Love” off of their upcoming third studio album Composure, set to release on July 13 through Fearless Records. The catchy single, which further showcases their sound change, can be checked out below. The band is currently on a headlining run on the Vans Warped Tour to help promote the release.
The singles off of Composure have been making a big impact, with “From The Outside” reaching 445k views and 470k streams, “Smiling On The Surface” hitting 195k streams and 75k views, and 2017’s Get By amassing a staggering 1.8 million streams and 288k views on Youtube and Spotify respectively
It’s been two years since the band released The Home Inside My Head, which earned a Billboard Top 200 chart placement. 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.”
Produced by Mike Green (The Aces, All Time Low, The Mowgli’s, Paramore), the album features 10 tracks filled with unforgettable pop-rock hooks that showcase the band’s progression from a pop-punk band to full-fledged pop-rock juggernaut. Even with the pop hooks, the songwriting throughout the album explores an emotionally mature side to the rock group, touching on mental health, being accepted, and above all, learning to love yourself.
REAL FRIENDS is Kyle Fasel (Bass), Dave Knox (Guitar), Dan Lambton (Frontman), Brian Blake (Drums), and Eric Haines (Guitar).