Don’t mess with The Aces. At least that’s the gist of “Fake Nice,” the latest single from the Utah pop-rock foursome that brought us breakout hit “Stuck” back in December.
The new single, the first from the group’s just-announced debut album When My Heart Felt Volcanic (out April 6), finds lead singer Cristal Ramirez brushing off phoniness to the tune of twangy guitar and lush chords: “All you do is talk/ Really thinking that it won’t get back to me.” And though the lyrics are a far cry — literally — from the band’s 2017 EP I Don’t Like Being Honest, the new track only builds on the group’s soulful, pop-laced sound.
“’Fake Nice’ is a favorite off the album and representative of a funkier side of our sound,” notes the band. “We wrote it about being from a smaller town and experiencing living in a big city for the first time while trying to navigate all the new personalities that come along with that.”
As the group — made up of Ramirez and sister Alisa along with childhood friends McKenna Petty and Katie Henderson — gears up for the release of Volcanic, they’ll hit the road with fellow pop-rock group COIN on Feb. 1 for a full U.S. tour, followed by a run through U.K. and Europe.
Stream the new track below for a dose of IDGAF feels, and stay tuned for the full-length release.