Following closely behind the release of the melancholic love letter that is “Heal Me”, Arctic Lake reveal their latest offering in the form of “Friend”, an equally somber, emotion drenched ode to a friendship once loved but now lost.
Speaking on the track, Arctic Lake say:
“‘Friend’ is a track we’ve been really looking forward to releasing, it shows us exploring new sounds and ideas, whilst still staying true to the stripped back, minimal sound that we love. We think ‘Friend’ is a track that works really well alongside our A-side, ‘Heal Me’, and feel the two are a pair.”
The North London-based band stole a spot on the BBC Radio 1 playlist in 2015 with their debut single ‘Limits’ and went on to release their most critically acclaimed track to date ‘For Us’ including a remix from award-winning, electronic DJ/producer Huxley. Since then, Arctic Lake have continued their online fervor, catching the attention of industry influencers beyond the blogs from Huw Stevens to Labrinth.
With inspirations from Bon Iver to Låpsley, Arctic Lake are steadily carving their sound, and cementing themselves as one of the most compelling new artists of 2016. Drawing to mind AQUILO, Grimes and Sigor Ross, Arctic Lake are a modern renaissance band for the city.