By: Staff –
Toronto-based indie band MONOWHALES are back with their new track “BL/FF (Fake Friends)”, which you can stream exclusively via Aesthetic Magazine below.
About the song, vocalist Sally Shaar shares, “BL/FF (Fake Friends)” gases you up for a hook-up. Memories flood into your head about that damn person that’s hard to get over because the tension is just too fun to avoid. Imagine a late night, your phone dings and you get that far too familiar message. So, you jump in your car at 3am and turn this song up surrounded by streetlights and heavy feelings of lust on your way to some spicy sleepover.”
Drummer Jordan Circosta adds, “A lot of these encounters end with this weird dance where both people have to pretend to be friends for a while. If we were just a bit more honest with one another, we’d be better off!”
Based in Toronto, MONOWHALES exploded onto the scene with a DIY ethos and killer live shows. Their debut single “Take It Back” quickly rose to #25 on the alternative rock charts after its release in late 2017. A collaboration with producer Al-P (Death From Above 1979, Young Empires) spawned their debut EP Control Freak, hitting virtual shelves the following summer. The band followed this up with countless shows across Canada, including support slots for K.Flay, Sloan, and Marianas Trench, amongst others. Multiple songs from Control Freak are featured in Netflix’s “Spinning Out” series and CBC drama “Northern Rescue”. The band partnered with JUNO-award nominated producer Ryan Worsley (Dear Rouge, Brave Shores) in the spring of 2019 to record two new tracks which produced the band’s latest single “RWLYD (Really Wanna Let You Down)” and saw MONOWHALES make history as the only independent, self-managed band to hit #2 on the Mediabase Canada Alternative Rock Chart. A cross-Canada tour followed the release of RWLYD, with the band stopping off in BC to complete their new album with Worsley. The band gave fans a taste of the resulting album with the release of “All or Nothing” in late August 2020, which hit Top 10 at Alternative Radio in Canada and continues to climb.