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FACING FORWARD
WITH NEWFAMILIAR

We have been anxiously anticipating the arrival of the second single and newfamiliar has not let us down.

After an immediate #1 in the songwriter chart for their debut single, BBC Introducing favourite newfamiliar are back with a second hit ‘Here for You’.  The Belfast born trio have sprung onto the scene drawing in fans with their relatable lyricism and cheering melodies.

The latest track showcases their songwriting talent coupled with their warmth and depth of sound. Lead singer Ryan Johnston explains that the song “is about empathy, it’s about simply being a shoulder to cry on when that is all someone needs in that moment. No words of advice, no explanations of how you came through something yourself, just listening and being there when someone truly needs you.”

A feeling of hope emerging from the ashes of despair is what the track sounds like, as the crescendo of guitar and percussion builds into balmy and rousing zenith. With two songs in their roster so far, we are already hooked. We borrowed 5 minutes of time from the band to ask them our pressing Facing Forward qs, so read on to see what is next for the boys in newfamiliar.

What do you envision the future of music to look like?

I think we are on the verge of some of the best times for music in history. There is a freedom reminiscent of the 60s, 70s and 80s that I believe to be brought on by social media and streaming services. It’s a really exciting time.

If you could collaborate with any musician in the future, who would it be and why?

Anderson Paak! Some of his songs like Celebrate and The Bird just feel incredible and share a similar essence to how we feel when creating. Feels like we would learn a lot and certainly add another level to what we do

Where would be your dream venue to play?

We haven’t really discussed that before but it would be hard to beat playing Wembley to a crowd of our own fans.

Where do you hope to be in the next year?

We hope to be touring around the UK and Europe after releasing our debut album.

The next 5 years?

Hopefully we will be onto our 3rd album by then and playing arena tours.

Press play on ‘Here For You’ below now…

Words by Tori Sharp

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