Los Angeles duo FRENSHIP, comprised of James Sunderland and Brett Hite, first met while selling spandex at Lulelemon. A creative union was born out of the experience that funded their musical endeavors, resulting in a uniquely fresh sound that blends island-tinged pop with ’80s-inspired production, dual vocals, and transcendent melodies. They first lit up the blogosphere with their collaboration with Norwegian producer Matoma “Knives” as well as their Tears Of Fears-like “Nowhere.”
And today, FRENSHIP returns with their latest — the uplifting, hands-in-the-air single, “Carpet,” premiering exclusively via Billboard.
“‘Carpet’ was written during a stressful time in my life where I was feeling like I couldn’t get my feet under me,” Sunderland tells Billboard. “It’s about a conversation I had with an ex while we were lying on the carpet floor of my room and she was telling me I had to ‘do more’ with my life. It’s a conversation that still rings in my head to this day.”
Give the beachy pop gem a spin and keep an eye out for the duo’s debut EP set to launch this spring.