You know that bittersweet feeling when you’re reminiscing over something that maybe could’ve worked out but it didn’t? Well, the up-and-coming indie-pop duo Bestfriend have a new song all about that. The lead single off their upcoming EP places i’ve lived, “Hannah in the City” is a song about the what if’s. A little sweet and a little angsty, the track is relatable in all the best ways. Drenched in a rosy haze of nostalgia, “Hannah in the City” will transport you into a hypnagogic state, caught between intimate memories and missed opportunities. The moment you didn’t say something when you should’ve. The tricky decision you had to do that maybe you’re still second-guessing. Bittersweet and tender, Bestfriend’s dreamy bedroom pop melodies hit close to home, and do so with remarkable sensibility.
On the track, Stacy shares: “It’s a happy-sad-angry reminiscing song all about potential / possibilities / the idea that a relationship might not have fallen apart if we’d just done this or that – all while knowing in the back of your head that it was obviously doomed to fail in the first place. The paradox of thinking about all of the “what-if” questions while having the answer right in front of you, clear as day. We’d be fine if you hadn’t moved away. You didn’t want kids. You didn’t want to get married. You don’t get along with my friends. Scapegoating the symptoms instead of acknowledging the truth: it was never gonna work out.”
Written and produced entirely by the duo (Stacy Kim and Kaelan Geoffrey) and mixed by Grammy-nominated Travis Ference (Ariana Grande, Tori Kelly, Imagine Dragons), “Hannah in the City” is a DIY gem wrapped up in a glossy finish. The track features a dreamy arrangement of synths and electric guitar, accompanied by the silky tones of Kim’s vocals for a truly immersive bedroom pop sound.