Known for their high energy and electric performances, Charlotte-based alt rock band The Phantom Friends is back with their thrilling new single “Can’t You See” available everywhere now.
The group formed in 2017 after being friends and in various other acts together for almost fifteen years. Their background of jazz and progressive rock comes across clearly when you hear their sound and the risks that they take in blending the lines of genre and experimentation. When they write they even write their music together, each throwing in different melodies and lyrics. Being longtime friends probably adds to how well they can collaborate and bounce ideas off each other!
“Can’t You See” is a song that is built to be performed live. It blends synths, honest lyrics, and driving drums. The chorus is playful and staccato allowing the listener to rock along to the track. The breakdown is exciting with a whisper, scream, and then killer guitar solo. The song itself cleverly tackles convincing someone you love to “open up their heart” and have a little fun.
It drives home the message of getting out of your comfort zone and trying new things. It’s a song that would fit perfect on a workout playlist or a movie montage where the wild guy convinces the nice girl to take a few risks. Either way, it is best to jam out to this song on full volume. The band is on a different level of synergy and the way they connect on this recording just excites me about what is next for them.
Reviewed by Katie Power
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