Published Jul 07, 2016Following up on Francis and the Lights' appearance on Chance the Rapper's Coloring Book track "Summer Friends," the New York outfit have unveiled a new single with a similar title. Though Chance isn't around, Francis's "Friends" brings out Kanye West, Bon Iver's Justin Vernon and more.
The track premiered today (July 7) via a music video. It starts off with the sight of West standing in an open room, with Lights leader Francis Farewell Starlite walking around in the background as Ye starts to sing. Later, Starlite and Vernon do a tag-team dance.
You can see the video, shot in one take by director Jake Schreier, down below.
As for the music, "Friends" was co-written between Starlite, Vernon, former Vampire Weekend Rostam Batmanglij, BJ Burton and Aaron Lammer. Extra production credits on the track go to Cashmere Cat, Ariel Rechtshaid and Benny Blanco. All told, that's a lot of friends.
While the new single arrived today, Francis and the Lights have yet to announce a follow-up to their 2013 LP, Like a Dream.