Make room for 18 year old Alana Sukul in your playlists ’cause you’re going want to return to this one time and time again. To be quite honest, you’re not going have a chance, the hook on this one is just so infectious that the line “can’t we just be friends” will be spinnin’ in your heads for days.
Flush with EQ sweeps, bass drops and trap beats, Alana clearly ‘aint afraid to dip a toe or toe into the world of dance music, although she keeps bringing it back to that intimate guitar moment. We seriously love the diversity of this young artist’s vocal – it’s soulful, it’s R&B, it’s pop and it’s even singer-songwriter. As we’ve come to learn, Alana Sukul has bee mistakenly penned as “soulful R&B artist”, but she sees herself a much broader than that and she loves to experiment with a variety of sounds and styles like her current favourite, R&B-tinged funk-pop.
As for what ‘Be Friends’ is all about, Alana gives us the tea…
“Friendship breakups can sometimes hurt a lot worse than your typical romantic breakup, I hope this song will help listeners to grieve over the loss by dancing it out.”