MOBY RICH DROPS MUSIC VIDEO FOR “friends*” FEATURING BISHOP BRIGGS
The video depicts a modern same-sex take on a classic tale of unrequited love among friends. The protagonist wakes up from a long night only to dream of his best friend falling in love with him. As the story unfolds, the colorful clip captures feelings of longing set to the song’s bass-heavy production, distorted guitars and powerful push-and-pull between Moby Rich and Bishop Briggs.
Of the video, Moby Rich says, “We wanted to show the journey that we all have been on when we start developing feelings for a friend. It’s an emotional rollercoaster. From not knowing how to convey how you feel to second guessing every little thing you say over text. We’ve all been there and know the gut-wrenching anxiety that comes with it. So, we wanted to show that experience and how we all navigate it within our minds and the fantasies that arise when thinking about being more than friends with a friend*.”
Bishop Briggs adds, “It felt important to have a visual for the chaotic back and forth that comes with liking someone as more than a friend. I loved the idea of including the anxiety around texting, as well as the far-fetched fantasies that can arise during this frustrating period. But we felt it was important to include that secretly hopeful feeling of ‘anything can happen’ in not only the song but also the music video.”
The band and Briggs recently gifted fans with an acoustic performance video of “friends*”—check it out HERE !
“friends*” follows the Los Angeles based duo’s recently released single “Get High”—listen to the song HERE and watch the video HERE. The band will join Weathers on their “Our Little Secret” North American tour in 2021—stay tuned for rescheduled dates to be announced soon. Moby Rich has amassed over 30 million-plus streams to date and received praise from Billboard, Funny Or Die, Noisey, Alt Press, Ones To Watch and more.
Be on the lookout for new music from Moby Rich in 2020!
ABOUT MOBY RICH:
LA two-piece Moby Rich turn melancholy song craft into bold, pop hooks and visuals. The pair—Maxwell Joseph and Connor Pledger—relocated to LA in 2015 from Indianapolis and Atlanta respectively in search of, well, anything. In a moment of synergy, Connor began attending open mic nights around the town in which Maxwell was living. The pair serendipitously met, began writing together, and realized an identifiable sound between the two them. Writing the majority of their tracks on acoustic guitar, they sing every song in unison, a sort of whole-is-greater-than-the-sum-of-parts attitude, which speaks volumes of their close, almost twin-like, friendship. The first insight into Moby Rich’s unique sound comes in the shape of their 2018 breakout hit, “Yoko Ono,” a melancholy pop banger that combines the euphoria of early MGMT with the laidback beat making of N.E.R.D, which was featured on their debut, Our First EP. Following an Australian tour with Broods, the duo released their follow up, Our First Second EP, in June 2019, which includes “Oil Spill” and “Sabotage.” Hot on the heels of a North American tour with Matt Maeson last fall, the duo dropped their empowering anthem, “Loser,” which is featured in the latest installment of filmmaker Kevin Smith’s Jay and Silent Bob Reboot
ABOUT BISHOP BRIGGS:
By way of her bold voice, unfiltered storytelling, and uncontainable energy, Bishop Briggs accesses and shares strength in her songs. Undergoing a transformation in the aftermath of personal turbulence, the British Los Angeles-based songstress embraces a new level of confidence on her new 2019 album, Champion. Since emerging in 2017, Bishop positioned herself to empower. Tallying 3 billion cumulative streams, she earned a platinum certification for her breakthrough single “River.” Meanwhile, her 2018 full-length debut, Church of Scars, made its way to the Top 10 on the Billboard Albums Chart. In its wake, praise came from Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, Billboard, NPR, and more. Known for seismic and stage-shaking performances, she not only sold out two headline tours, but she also ignited Coachella and Lollapalooza as well as American Idol and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Among other accolades, she garnered a nod in the category of “MTV Push Artist of the Year” at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards and contributed a striking rendition of INXS’s “Never Tear Us Apart” to the Fifty Shades Freed trailer and soundtrack. Fresh off the release of her new album, with more music on the way, 2020 is set to be Bishop’s biggest year yet.
FOR MORE INFO ON MOBY RICH PLEASE CONTACT:
Taylor Vaughn | Republic Records
Nicole Hajjar | Republic Records
ABOUT REPUBLIC RECORDS:
A division of Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company, Republic Records is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as Ariana Grande, Drake, Florence + the Machine, Greta Van Fleet, Hailee Steinfeld, Jack Johnson, James Blake, James Bay, Jessie J, John Mellencamp, Jonas Brothers, Julia Michaels, Kid Cudi, Liam Payne, Lil Wayne, Lorde, Metro Boomin, NAV, Nicki Minaj, Of Monsters and Men, Pearl Jam, Post Malone, Seth MacFarlane, Taylor Swift, The Weeknd and more.
Founded by brothers and chief executives Monte and Avery Lipman, it is also comprised of innovative business ventures, including American Recordings, Boominati Worldwide, Brushfire, Casablanca Records, Cash Money, Lava Records, Monkeywrench, XO, Young Money, among others. Republic also maintains long-standing strategic alliances with Universal Music Latin Entertainment (Karol G) and Hollywood Records (Zendaya). In addition, Republic has expanded to release high-profile soundtracks for Universal Pictures (Fifty Shades of Grey), Sony Pictures (Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse), Lionsgate (Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist) and NBC TV (The Voice), as well as other notable film and television franchises.
Extending further into the worlds of film, television, and content, Republic launched Federal Films during 2017 in order to produce movies and series powered by the label’s catalog and artists. Its first production is the Jonas Brothers documentary Chasing Happiness for Amazon Prime Video.