L.A.’s Fast Friends Release New Single “Fuck Ohio”
ACCOMPANIED BY A SECOND DEEPFAKE VIDEO | WATCH + SHARE HERE
STREAM + PURCHASE “FUCK OHIO” HERE
DEBUT EP HI T LO IQ OUT JULY 10, 2020 ON DINE ALONE RECORDS
Download single artwork: https://bit.ly/2YPSAnw
(June 24, 2020) – Los Angeles-based trio Fast Friends release “Fuck Ohio” today, available to stream and purchase HERE. It’s the latest single off their self-produced debut EP HI T LO IQ, to be released on July 10, 2020 via Dine Alone Records. Watch and share the deepfake video for “Fuck Ohio” HERE performed by “Donald Trump”. It follows the outfit’s prior video “We Broke The World” created by Houses’ Dexter Tortoriello, featuring deepfake renditions sung by a host of beloved and hated personalities across the celebrity spectrum.
Says Fast Friends about the inspiration for “Fuck Ohio”, “We were incredibly close to just releasing the original voice memo of this song. We wrote it in ten minutes and were like, ‘okay, welp, that happened, now let’s write a real song.’ Somewhere along the way ‘Fuck Ohio’ became a real song. It’s about everything and everybody and also about nothing and nobody. The line can sometimes be razor thin.”
HI T LO IQ was inspired by, “a ton of conversations with very big, knee slapping laughs.” As the band explains, “Lyrics only make it into songs if we laugh about how ridiculous it is that it could be a lyric in a song. After having made a ton of music throughout our lives, it feels incredibly good to say whatever we want to say, and to have total control and capacity over the sound.”
Fast Friends don’t create music for music’s sake. According to them, “That’s super boring. It only matters if you are saying something that you are desperate to say and that you are scared to say and that you don’t think anyone else is going to say.” What the 3-piece of reticent hitmakers have discovered is the formula to making catchy pop songs sound very loud and making people feel uncomfortable.
Comprised of notable songwriters and producers – Tom Peyton from the San Francisco Bay Area, Ryan Spraker from Boston, and Frederik Thaae from Denmark – the like-minded collective started hanging out in L.A. in 2015 when they accidentally wrote a rock song together, then another one, and another, until they realized that the only way the songs were going to come out was if they started a band and put it out themselves. With individual resumes that boast writing and producer credits for artists like Weezer, X Ambassadors, Pitbull, Panic! At The Disco, Arkells, and notably The Glorious Sons’ latest JUNO Award nominated album A War On Everything, Fast Friends find themselves in an enviable position of putting out music whenever they feel like.
Download EP artwork: https://bit.ly/3d2vQGt
Link to above “press” photo: http://bit.ly/385Xb7q