Since returning from a brief hiatus in 2021 Melbourne rock outfit Fight The Sun have wasted no time in making up for their absence, last year releasing the well-received single Mistakes before following that up last week with the catchy as fuck Friends Are Enemies.
Showcasing a slightly different side to Fight The Sun, Friends Are Enemies also shows signs of a band at ease with themselves and their music.
Vocalist Adrian Kluke joined HEAVY to chat about the new single and more.
“Really good. Really, really positive,” he enthused when asked about the early reception for Friends Are Enemies. “I guess the small but dedicated fan base that we do have was pleasantly surprised. It’s a little bit different from what we usually do. We do the heavy riff thing like a lot of people, but the song sort of drifts off into the chorus especially, which is a bit different for us. It’s a little bit more melodic and so on. It’s been great so far, touch wood (laughs).”
While covering new territory for the band, Friends Are Enemies is more of an extension of Fight The Sun’s musical psyche rather than a shift in direction.
“It was something that we really wanted to do was explore everything we have been doing in recent times and create that real contrast,” Kluke explained. “There’s the heavy riffs and the really catchy chorus or vice versa. Really catchy verse and a heavy chorus, just trying to get a little bit more pushing the boundaries. Make the heavier bits heavier and make the melodic bits more melodic. That’s the basis of that song, to try and do something along those lines.”
In the full interview, Adrian talks more about the dynamics of the song, the bizarre yet awesome film clip, future music, their hiatus in 2018 and why, getting things going again during COVID and more.