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Review: "Best Friend (anger)" - Amy Asher

Sharing the first single off her upcoming EP, Amy Asher has released the spicy new track "Best Friend (anger)." The track is a relatable one, telling the story of a friendship that has come to an end. People in life can be disappointing and deceiving, not always showing their true colors until after a relationship has been established. "Best Friend (anger)" depicts the harsh emotions with realizing someone isn't who you thought they were, leading to a bitter friend breakup. Feeling cathartic, the track features lyrics that are passionate and full of venting, making "Best Friend (anger)" the perfect outlet.

Full of pent-up frustration and hurt feelings, "Best Friend (anger)" creates an edgy soundscape well-suited for the narrative driving the track. Amy Asher lets her bitter feelings soar, interlacing her crisp vocals with the betrayal that she feels from her ended friendship. The track is short but far from sweet, featuring pounding drums and aggressive guitar riffs. Balancing the rage expressed in the choruses, Asher incorporates softer verses to give the track an essence similar to Billie Eilish's "Happier Than Ever." "Best Friend (anger)" might not be the most pleasant song you'll ever hear, but it's filled with memorable melodies and wonderfully depicts an experience that will resonate with many of us. It's certainly a track to be played on repeat and could thrive on a playlist with the likes of Olivia Rodrigo, Julia Michaels, and Hailee Steinfeld.

An established songwriter, Amy Asher currently resides in Nashville after moving from her hometown of Walnut Creek. Asher is still relatively new to the music world, starting with doing open mic nights and performing backup vocals for a Chey Rose show. She often incorporates captivating story arcs in her songs, pairing them with her unique pop sound. Asher cites artists like Lennon Stella, Julia Michaels, Chey Rose, and JP Saxe as her inspirations. Building an impressive catalog, some of Asher's other releases include "Not About Us," "Why Do I Do That," and "How to be Alone." Though Asher is still getting started, she is certainly an artist to watch.

Written By Cheyenne Johnson



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