mp3: "Asking 4 a Friend" - Anna Burch
The latest single from Anna Burch's upcoming Polyvinyl debut comes without the adorable video or breezy instrumentals like that of previous track "2 Cool 2 Care" but "Asking 4 a Friend" still packs that same emotional punch. This time the weight of the track comes tucked inside fuzzy instrumentals and Anna Burch's defiant, clear vocals that slice effortlessly through the noise to deliver a no-nonsense message. The track begins quietly, the sound of guitar growing louder and setting the stage for Burch to effortlessly waltz in. "I'm just asking for a friend/but it's good to see you again," she announces, just a hint of twang evident on the vocals. Her instrumental backing then backs up force, bolstering her biting message of "I think it's suspect you ever feel lonely at all/you're faking, you're faking the fall." It's a lament of the feelings you can't shake caused by a person who doesn't deserve even a second thought and "Asking 4 a Friend" is deeply relatable for anyone who has ever felt wronged by the person they gave their heart, time or energy to.