Alt-Pop Artist young friend Shares the Epic New Single “Little Pieces”
December 16, 2022 BY George Chammas
Innovative, genre-bending alt-pop artist Drew Tarves, better known as young friend shares “little pieces,” an epic new cut with heartfelt lyrics and booming instrumentals. Tarves shows his sentimental side, reflecting on the effects of a love gone cold. Listen to “little pieces” on all digital retailers (here).
Tarves explains: “little pieces is a grand & heartfelt song that reflects on past relationships and how even though that person is no longer around, you still find yourself participating in their habits and mannerisms.”
“little pieces” follows the moody track “met this girl on the internet” from young friend, signaling more music on the horizon.
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With songs that sound like the last few coveted days of summer, 22-year-old Drew Tarves’ hopeful and honest perspective on the highs and lows of youth are embedded in his lyrics.
After releasing the buzz-building and rap-leaning mixtape yours kindly, in 2019, Tarves continued to refine his sound—drawing from the intimate indie rock of inspirations like Bon Iver, Phoebe Bridgers, and Andy Shauf—amassing millions of streams with a series of singles released over the last two years.
In September 2022, Tarves made his Nettwerk debut with HOW DID WE GET HERE? The release acts as a practical mission statement for this talented singer-songwriter—showcasing Tarves’ innate tunefulness and lovingly slack croon, which adorns this collection of wistful guitar pop that’s as thought-provoking as it is purely transportative. Written and recorded over the last year with the help of producers Aldn and marinelli (Wallace, Spill Tab), it captures the young friend project in a state of looking back while charting a new path forward. “I love that feeling of nostalgia, and I’m constantly searching for those old feelings throughout my life,” Tarves explains. “There’s something very beautiful about them that I’m attracted to.”
HOW DID WE GET HERE? leveled up young friend with rave reviews from SHEESH Media, EARMILK, Ones to Watch, The Luna Collective, and more. He’s received inclusion on PlayStation’s in-game music playlists, and was selected for Spotify’s RADAR Canada Emerging Artist program which included a billboard in downtown Toronto.
Stay tuned for more from young friend.
young friend IN THE PRESS…
“…summer anthems that sound otherworldly…”
“…young friend has established himself as a rising act in heartfelt pop, building an expansive sonic world brimming warm nostalgia and self-reflection.”
“…Tarves’ music gives off an incomparable sincerity about the highs and lows of youth…”
“…honest and bold…”
–The Luna Collective
“…perfect for any adolescent movie. Just wait for A24 to get this in a movie because, truth be told, it already has the storytelling ability to be a scene in one…”
“…it is rare to encounter a new artist who immediately catches your ear and makes you develop an unhealthy obsession… which is exactly what happened to me with young friend…”
–When The Horn Blows
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