Regarding the track, the band says, ““Complications” is a big move for FRND CRCL. We wanted to leave behind the gray areas in our previous music and just try to make something that would hit as soon as you hear it. Seeing the revival of pop punk across the board during the height of the pandemic, we wanted to make our own breakthrough into the modern pop punk scene and do it in our own way. “Complications” is everything good and loved about previous FRND CRCL music, brought up to speed with the modern world of pop punk. Hopefully to be, the next certified banger on your playlist.”
Of the new video the band states, “The “Complications” music video was a lot of fun to make. The entire video was filmed in an industrial sized blueberry refrigerator and yes, it was freezing! Our video director, Kurt (Sirius Cinema) had built this big blue wall for us. This thing was pretty massive considering it was built in only a few hours. We were able to film nearly all of the shots in front of it and it made the video/artwork aesthetically pleasing across the board!
The concept of the video was pretty simple: Let’s literally “run into complications” and have our gear stolen out from under us in the middle of playing the song! We knew from the beginning that we wanted to include security camera footage in the “heist.” And we were able to pull it off by using a pretty big vertical camera mount. We used that in various locations across this huge warehouse like refrigerator. Our drummer, Aaron, actually had to help Kurt by holding his phone screen so that he could see the broadcast of where the camera was aiming.
At the end of the day, we were cold, tired, and probably hungry.. but it was definitely worth every minute and we think it’s our best video to date! We’d like to thank Kurt for all of his hard work and also to our beautiful actresses (Erin, Kenia, and Kenyia) for helping us make the vision a reality!”
FRND CRCL, (pronounced “Friend Circle”) is the pop in pop punk. The band made a name for themselves with the release of their Sophomore album “Internet Noise.” Now firing on all cylinders with their latest signing to Vinnie Fiorello’s (Less Than Jake) record label “Lost Music Collective,” the boys delve deeper into their artistry than ever before to carve their niche into the realm of pop punk. After releasing their sophomore album “Internet Noise” in May 2020 and gaining more support than ever before, the boys in FRND CRCL look to raise the bar even higher with their next single “Complications”. In the post pandemic life, plans include multiple tours, new merchandise and new music to finish 2021.
Upcoming show: with support from Goalkeeper at the Grape Room in Philly on July 31st.
What others have said about FRND CRCL:
“Dust off your Vans and grab that Blink-182 shirt out of storage…because it’s time to embrace your inner pop punk kid. Hailing out of New Jersey, USA, FRND CRCL are here to keep that old school spirit alive.”- Wall Of Sound
“Their clever lyricism and often tongue-in-cheek delivery is akin to bands that helped bring pop-punk to living rooms in the late 90s and early aughts.”- Substream
“..will give you all the feels and a few laughs.”- New Noise Magazine
“… a pitch-perfect throwback to mid 90s pop punk: harmonic gang choruses, palm-muted riffs, snotty vibe and all.”- A Journal Of Musical Things
“FRND CRCL is back with another banger.”- The Girls At The Rock Show
“Blink-182, Simple Plan, and Sum 41 come to mind when listening to the song’s dynamic punk melodies and forever-young invincibility.”- Dusty Organ
“Vaguely reminiscent of Blink-182, Stuttering guitars precede the harmonics ramping up, riding a crunching beat, while the bridge leading to the chorus is where the music really takes off, pushing out heft energy and gleaming textures of growling/shimmering riffs.”- Rawkus
“They clearly pull influence from the classic sound of the late 1990’s/early 2000’s era, but they’ve also given it a modern flare in just enough of the right ways to allow this to hold up for today’s era and walk proudly alongside the current pop-punk resurgence.”- All Ages Zine
“…a fun exploration into the ‘punkier’ realms of the genre, packing angst driven lyrics and roaring instrumentals to create something truly basked in nostalgia.”- Reckless Music