AKES lead singer Nick Cafiero has a hate it or love it voice. I dig it. Somewhere between Matt Berninger and A. Savage, it’s difficult to discern if he’s serious or sarcastic. Regardless of intent, “Friend A” is a mid tempo head nodder, going from somewhat sad to somewhat bouncy throughout its five-and-a-half minutes. It does not feel like a five-and-a-half minute song, which is a compliment.
The “Friend A” single will be released Friday, November 23.