Watch: Real Friends get beheaded in ‘Me First’

Real Friends are celebrating Halloween a couple of days ahead of time with their brand new music video. On Monday (Oct. 29), the Illinois-founded band unleashed the three-and-a-half-minute clip for their latest single, “Me First.” The video finds the five-piece trying to evade a beautiful serial killer who just so happens to be their boss. Sadly, the video concludes with things not turning out in the guys’ favor.

The video begins with the antagonist, a beautiful blonde, sitting in her mansion minding her own business. Once the music kicks in, the blonde turns from a subdued rich person to someone with a sinister secret behind her smile. In between the colored images of the blonde going about her house, are black-and-white shots of her in what looks to be a basement, with a cleaver in hand.

Unfortunately for the guys in the band, they work for the serial killer and have become her next victims. The rest of the clip follows the killer as she hunts down each of them and beheads them in her basement of secrets.

“Have you ever wanted to see our heads cut off?” asks bassist Kyle Fasel. “Well, look no further.”

Watch the complete music video for “Me First” above.

“Me First” is featured on Real Friends’ recently released record, Composure. The record was released back in July via Fearless Records.

Composure is the follow-up to band’s 2016 release, The Home Inside My Head.

In support of Composure‘s release, Real Friends previously confirmed plans to hit the road with Boston Manor throughout the end of October and into November. Their upcoming tour will begin on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at the Irenic in San Diego and conclude almost a month alter on Nov. 25 at the House of Blues in Chicago. Real Friends’ tour dates can be found on their website here.

Listen: Real Friends drop ‘Unconditional Love’

Real Friends’ new album is just a couple of days away, but the band is giving fans another new song to hold them over until then. On Monday (July 9), the Illinois-founded band released the official third single from their upcoming record, Composure. Titled “Unconditional Love,” the new song can be streamed above.

“Unconditional Love” will join previously released tracks “From the Outside” and “Smiling on the Surface” on the group’s third studio album. Composure is due out this Friday, July 13, through Fearless Records. Pre-orders for the new record are still available on the band’s website here.

The record was produced by Mike Green whose resume includes The Aces, All Time Low, the Mowgli’s, and Paramore.

In a press statement released back in June, bassist Kyle Fasel revealed that the forthcoming ten-track album was the first time the band put a lot of time and effort into not only the individual tracks, but the album as a whole.

“We have never put this much time and effort into a record,” begins Fasel.

Composure is everything we’ve always come up short on. We focused more on melodies than ever before. We focused more on the overall emotional climate of each song than ever before. I truly think that every song on the record stands on its own. But when all the songs come together it creates our best effort to date.”

Composure is the follow-up to band’s 2016 release, The Home Inside My Head.

In support of the album’s release, the band is currently playing the final Vans Warped Tour.

Real Friends announce new album with new single

Earlier this month, Real Friends dropped a brand new song; their first since going on an unofficial, year-long hiatus due to vocalist Dan Lambton’s bipolar diagnosis. On Monday (June 18), the Illinois-founded band confirmed that the new song was not a one-off single, but rather part of an upcoming new record. Titled Composure, the group’s third studio album is due out July 13 through Fearless Records.

According to bassist Kyle Fasel, the forthcoming, ten-track album —which was produced by Mike Green— was the first time the band put a lot of effort and time into not only the individual songs, but the album as a whole.

“We have never put this much time and effort into a record,” begins Fasel. “Composure is everything we’ve always come up short on. We focused more on melodies than ever before. We focused more on the overall emotional climate of each song than ever before. I truly think that every song on the record stands on its own. But when all the songs come together it creates our best effort to date.”

In conjunction with the new album announcement, the band also released another new song from Composure; a tune titled “Smiling on the Surface.” Stream the new song above.

Pre-orders for Composure are currently available on Real Friends’ website. The band is offering a slew of different bundles for every price range. All pre-orders will include instant downloads of “Smiling on the Surface,” “Get By,” and “From the Outside.”

Prior to the new album announcement, the band had a small group of hometown fans RSVP to three acoustic shows. Instead of playing an acoustic set, the five-piece announced the release of Composure and played the complete album for them. Watch some footage from the surprise sets here.

Composure is the follow-up to the band’s 2016 release, The Home Inside My Head.

In support of the summertime release, the quintet will embark on the final Vans Warped Tour this summer.

For now, the complete track listing for Composure can be seen below.

COMPOSURE TRACK LIST:

1. “Me First”
2. “Stand Steady”
3. “From the Outside”
4. “Smiling on the Surface”
5. “Hear What You Want”
6. “Unconditional Love”
7. “Composure ”
8. “Get By”
9. “Ripcord”
10. “Take A Hint”