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LISTEN & SHARE: Bestfriend - places i've lived
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LISTEN & SHARE: Besfriend - "Hannah in the City"
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Under The Radar

"Canadian duo Bestfriend have always dealt in intricately crafted slices of sun-drenched nostalgia. New single "Hannah in the City" is no exception
The Line of Best Fit

"Creating dreamy songs that turn seemingly personal, lonely experiences into universal ones – Bestfriend is something special"

Luna Collective


"The sweet, yet angsty new track sees Bestfriend at their most relatable. The transportive, nostalgic new single is all about missed opportunities. “Hannah In The City” sees the band’s Stacy Kim and Kaelan Geoffrey delivering bittersweet, tender bedroom pop melodies."

"Known for their storytelling breadth and melodic nuances... the duo’s newest single has an upbeat, entrancing melody with lyrics that play on the nostalgia of the past and the complexities of maneuvering one’s youth"
Vents Magazine

"Pulling our strings of nostalgia, Bestfriend wrap us up with starry-eyed layers of pop as they walk us down the memory lane of our youth"


"The silky tones of Stacy Kim’s vocals alongside dazzling synths create that immersive dream-pop sound destined for late night drives, and marks really strong potential from a band so early in their career."
One Great Song

"With delicate vocals and lulling guitars, feel yourself pulled into a trance with Bestfriend’s newest track"
Gig Goer

"For two artists located on opposite ends of a country, the pair already crafts a signature sound that is immersive and perceptive

The Permanent Rain Press

"One of the catchiest songs we have ever heard"
Cheers to the Vikings

"A subtly charming take on indie pop"

Indie pop duo Bestfriend share their newest EP, places i’ve lived today via Under the Radar, who called the EP "a heartfelt work of sincere beauty." A love letter to all of the experiences and people from Bestfriend’s young adult lives, places i've lived is heavily inspired by storytelling songwriters like Lorde, The National, Big Thief and Julia Jacklin, with production inspired by Bleachers, FINNEAS, The 1975, Rina Sawayama. 

Created remotely, with Stacy on the west coast and Kaelan in the east, Stacy would write songs, create rough demos and send them to Kaelan who would then produce it from there, passing it back and forth between each other to add/detract elements. Places I’ve Lived will be closely followed by its sister EP, Places I’ve Left, thematically similar to its predecessor.

For this run, Bestfriend has built out a letter-writing campaign where fans can write letters to their old selves / places they used to live / just how their day was, and if they write a letter and provide their address, they’ll eventually receive one back, anonymized.

Written and produced entirely by the duo and mixed by Grammy-nominated Travis Ference (Ariana Grande, Tori Kelly, Imagine Dragons), places i’ve lived will be closely followed by the fully written and produced sister EP, places i’ve left.

Produced by: Kaelan Geoffrey
Additional production by: Stacy Kim, Rob Laska (Valley)
Mixed by: Travis Ference (Atlas Genius, St. Vincent, Imagine Dragons)
Tracks 2, 3, 4 mastered by: Randy Merrill (Olivia Rodrigo, Harry Styles, Troye Sivan)
Tracks 1, 5, 6 mastered by: Derek Hoffman (Arkells, GRAE, Caveboy)

For more on the EP, check out Bestfriend's exclusive interview with Luna Collective.

Bestfriend Bio:

Bestfriend was half-formed through a mutual friend and half-formed through Instagram DMs in 2018. The indie-pop duo is a culmination of two young artists, Stacy Kim and Kaelan Geoffrey, making music from thousands of miles apart; Stacy in the west, Kaelan in the east.

Through trial and error (and many gigabytes of .wav files sent back and forth), they’ve found their stride in dreamy, story-telling pop songs. Bestfriend used their innate skills in collaboration and intuition to release their first original dual-release single, Television '99 and twentyfour. Geoffrey's expert use of dreamy, almost euphoric synthesizers paired with Kim's guiding, melodious vocals pulls listeners into a shared space, creating harmony within the themes of uncertainty.

After testing the waters of remote collaborating on this dual release, they swung into their next release, dropped mid- lockdown in July of 2020. "Last Bus in the A.M." is a fast and frenzied single about your favorite worst party — the pair received accolades on the single, landing the Spotify Fresh Finds playlist, airtime on London’s Hoxton Radio and coverage on Hype Machine.

Riding the momentum of the previous release, "Does It Matter?" was released in September 2020, becoming their breakthrough single — once again earning airtime on Hoxton Radio, added to the Spotify editorial playlist soda, and covered by publications in the likes of FMS mag, GigSoup and A1234.​

Their newest EP, places i’ve lived, is a part 1 of a series of letters; these songs are dedicated to the people and places of the young adult lives they are growing out of. Written and produced entirely by the duo and mixed by Grammy-nominated Travis Ference (Ariana Grande, Tori Kelly, Imagine Dragons), places i’ve lived will be closely followed by the fully written and produced sister EP, places i’ve left.

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Gemma Laurence
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