Marshmello & Anne-Marie’s “Friends” Is An Anti-Valentine’s Day Anthem
There’s a whole sub-genre of pop songs about friends who become lovers, but this isn’t one of them. Marshmello & Anne-Marie’s “Friends” is a musical reminder to stop making a fool of yourself. “You’re not my lover, more like a brother,” the Brit laments. “I know you since we were like ten.” That might sound a little harsh, but it turns out the “Alarm” diva has cause to be fed up. “You can’t be reasoned with, I’m done being polite,” she fumes. “I’ve told you 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 thousand times.”
“Haven’t I made it obvious? Haven’t I made it clear?” Anne-Marie reiterates on the fiery chorus. “Want me to spell it out for you? F-R-I-E-N-D-S.” Play this for someone you don’t love on Valentine’s Day! “Friends” could well be Marshmello’s third big hit in a row. “Silence,” his moody collaboration with Khalid, went top 10 everywhere except the US — a feat the Selena Gomez-voiced “Wolves” duplicated. Listen to the week’s least romantic, but long-overdue bop below from midnight ET tonight.