Illinois based quintet Real Friends have made their official return to the scene, but with their return comes a brand new chapter for the band’s legacy. Not only did the group release two brand new singles titled “Nervous Wreck” and “Storyteller”, as well as announcing that they have officially signed to the iconic Pure Noise Records, but the release also comes with the debut of their new vocalist, Cody Muraro.
The replacement comes after the departure of the band’s ex-vocalist Dan Lambton back in 2020.
When it comes down to it, despite not having the iconic Lambton be part of the lineup anymore, the group’s emotions and messages still remain the same, with the new singles dealing with the ups and downs of life and what comes with it.
Real Friends bassist Kyle Fasel shared a bit about the new releases saying:
“Nervous Wreck was inspired by the isolation I’ve experienced over the last year…Before COVID hit, I was making strides to get out of my introverted ways. All of those strides were quickly erased when the world flipped upside down. I’ve often been so introverted that some people take it the wrong way, like I’m mean or something. When in reality, I’ve just developed some social anxiety as I get older. The lyrics of the song point to me being out of my own skin when around other people, and even feeling out of place when I’m by myself. There’s not really a resolution to the song. It’s very much about being in the midst of all those complicated feelings. Having a new singer in the mix can be a hard challenge to overcome, but Nervous Wreck still fully embodies the spirit of Real Friends. It fits Cody’s voice perfectly. I remember recording it and thinking this is exactly what Real Friends is. This track is very special to me.”
Make sure to check out Real Friends new singles “Nervous Wreck” and “Storyteller” out now!