2017 was only just the beginning for Mir Fontane. Now, steering his own ship as a newly-independent artist, the New Jersey rapper returns today (Jan. 25) with his newest offering “New Friends,” in which he raps about weeding out toxic friends and keep his circle tight with his day ones.
Featuring an electronic, trap-like sound bed powered by lush synths and a thumping bass line, Mir — in his melodic rap-sing flow — brushes off people who claim to be his friend, but as his star continues to rise, turn out to be opportunists. “I don’t need new friends but they always seem to pop up/ I was left for dead now I’m just tryna’ get my knots up,” he raps.
Kodie Shane enters mid-way through the song and injects her infectious, high-pitched vocals into the Kenif Muse-produced beat.
“The song was inspired by old associates and strangers popping up in my life now, due to my success,” he tells Billboard. “They kick you when you’re down, but reach out once you seem to be in a position convenient for them. The song also talks about some of the mental impact these situations cause when you don’t know who to trust and who to stay clear of.”
Listen to “New Friends” below.