I sit here and cringe as I think about the obnoxious marimba tone that will be ringing in my ear at 3:00 am this morning. I will be asked to be alive before the careless have gone to bed. The coffee will be stale tomorrow. I will look half-alive as I hit the terminal, and realize that I will need a special catalyst to carry me on my journey out east. This session of zombie travel will be rewarded with a midday arrival in the greatest city on earth: New York. A special motivating song is the only way I am going to fight through this morning. A welcoming band from Brooklyn will carry me to my destination.
Hospitality was formed in 2007 and they released their debut full-length on January 31. Since this record entered my world I have let it carry me through my early mornings. The vocals of Amber Papini constantly call for a party and beg for me to exist. Track, “Friends of Friends” begins will simple, howling chords. Offering more breath than a cup of espresso this song causes me to bounce much in the same way as songs that make up the CSS and YACHT colleagues. Enter Papini’s appropriate opening line “I don’t want to go, down to 14th street, in old New York, I’d rather be home” and now I have myself an anthem.
As I trudge through the terminal, “Friends of Friends” will do more for me than a quick pick me up. This song will serve more for me than 5 hours of energy…as long as I have it on repeat.
“Friends of Friends”
Written by Brett McGrath