Single Review – The Academic – Why Can’t We Be Friends

Irish four-piece The Academic releases new single ‘Why Can’t We Be Friends’. Another teaser of the bands soon to be released debut album ‘Tales From The Backseat’ due 12th of January 2018. A pretty slick, melodic track with rising vocals, over all ‘Why Can’t We Be Friends’ creates a mellow feel but with a catchy enough chorus to ensure a few more fans are picked up along the way. Wrapped in a pleasant bass groove and background guitars the track according to lead vocalist Craig Fitgerald, is about ‘Somebody you love to hate and hate to love.’ After opening for The Kooks and of course that viral Facebook post ‘Why Can’t We Be Friends’ is sure to keep momentum going into the new year.

Hayley Miller