Londoner Alana Sukul’s R&B-tinged funk-pop single ‘Be Friends’

This past year has given all of us room to reflect, including 18-year-old artist Alana Sukul who found herself searching for a new way to express a wealth of emotions. Her music has always been a route of catharsis and so when the end of a close friendship shook Sukul to the core, she naturally turned to songwriting. The end result is the funky pop production of ‘Be Friends’, underpinned by a sensitive acoustic guitar and buoyant bass. All of this vibrant activity is topped off by Sukul’s luxurious R&B-inflected vocals that sincerely ask “can’t we just be friends?” while respecting the boundaries of her former friend. Here, Alana Sukul gives a little insight into the motivation behind the song:

“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.”

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