New Friends Sweep Their Toxic Relationship Under the Rug in New Single 'Doomed'

We've been addicted to the music of Canadian indie-pop band New Friends ever since their shimmery debut "Purple Candy" in 2019, and with the release of their latest single, "Doomed," it's clear the band is better than ever.

The driving new track has all the makings of a summer hit, with a thumping bassline, memorable chorus and lyrics all about the ridiculous, sometimes toxic, things we can do in the name of romance. The moment we heard it, he just had to learn more, and we got the chance to ask the band all about the new track in the interview below.

The Story Behind 'Doomed'

New Friends: "Doomed" is about being very well aware of the toxicity and issues you bring into your love life and just sweeping it under the rug.

The song was inspired by a narrative Cassie DaSilva (co-writer on the song) had about being recklessly romantic and the song began to write itself with tiny anecdotes across the rest of the room of things we've all done that maybe weren't the best for our past or present relationships.


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What 'Doomed' Means

New Friends: We hope this song reminds the listener that nobody is perfect. We all make mistakes and do things without really thinking them through, but the most important thing is that you realize it was wrong and that you don't beat yourself up too much about it.

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New Friends' Favorite Lyric

New Friends: "Buy some flowers, write I'm sorry on that stupid little card." It's our favorite line because it sums up the entirety of the song's message. It's the warm-hearted action of feeling bad and buying flowers, but the perception of the action is now simply exhausted.

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