Lily Kaplan Expertly Blends Indie-Pop & Jazz On New Single ‘Just Friends’

Bringing together elements of Indie-Pop and Jazz, singer-songwriter Lily Kaplan’s new single ‘Just Friends’ is as dreamy as it is exciting, catchy and full of soul.

Written after going through heartache, ‘Just Friends’ is part of Lily’s cathartic process as she delves into her feelings. Lily shares: “I feel very at ease when I hear it as I was finally able to let go of this person and finally begin to move on. It was almost like a final goodbye to this person and closure for myself. I was in lust with someone for over a year and a half. It was really really unhealthy and stunted a lot of my growth.

I thought for so long that this person was everything that I’d ever wanted and that I loved them, but being in love with the right person now has shown me that it really wasn’t even that. I was longing for comfort and security and thought that I could find it in them. It was really back and forth for so long and honestly just torturous. The song literally took ten minutes to write. It was almost waiting to be released.”

Reminiscent of Corinne Bailey-Ray with the Indie, guitar led edge of Pheobe Bridgers and Sam Fender, ‘Just Friends’ blends Layers of airy guitar, twinkling keys with rolling beats to create a sparkling soundscape under Lily’s honest, melancholic lead vocals. Elegant, expertly put together and with depth in musicality and emotion the track unique blend of Indie-Pop with the Jazzy-go-R&B infused instrumentation creates a winning formula.


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