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"No New Friends" is a song by LSD from the group's album of the same name, released by Columbia Records on 14 March 2019.[1] The song serves as the album's fifth single, following "Genius", "Audio", "Thunderclouds", and "Mountains".[2]

"No New Friends"
Single by LSD
from the album LSD
Released14 March 2019
FormatDigital download
LSD singles chronology
"No New Friends"
Music video
"No New Friends" on YouTube



The members of LSD, from left to right: Labrinth, Sia and Diplo

"No New Friends" is a pop song with electronic dance music (EDM) influences,[3] and has a "thumping" dance beat with "bouncy" synth loops by Diplo, as well as harmonized vocals by Sia and Labrinth. Jon Blistein of Rolling Stone describes the song's bridge as "reminiscent of a boozy piano ballad".[2]

Release and promotionEdit

Sia confirmed the song's release date via Twitter on 12 March 2019.[4] The group performed "No New Friends" on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in April 2019.[5]


Billboard's Kat Bein described "No New Friends" as a "bright, rhythm-led tune that pops warm and sunny like spring for your ears", and "infectiously catchy with a touch of the islands that celebrates the buddies we already have".[6] Derrick Rossignol of Uproxx called the song "upbeat" and "an ode to appreciating what you have". He wrote, "The song gives everybody a chance to shine, thanks to Sia's idiosyncratic vocals, Labrinth's hip-hop energy, and Diplo’s EDM-influenced pop production that ties everything together."[3]

Music videoEdit

The official music video for the song was released on 16 April 2019. Rolling Stone's review called the video "an appropriately fantastical visual" and described it as follows: "The clip, directed by Dano Cerny and choreographed by Ryan Heffington, stars Sia's sixteen-year-old body double Maddie Ziegler. She encounters the pink-clad Labrinth in a Dr. Seussian land of puff-ball trees and whimsical puffy clouds, and the two quickly form a bond. They frolic through the trees, stare up at cloud formations and encounter human-sized clones of Ziegler dancing giddily on a hillside. Diplo appears later in the video as a floating sun and moon, and as another giant who towers over Ziegler."[7]

Track listingEdit

  • Digital download – Remixes[8]
  1. "No New Friends" (Dombresky Remix) – 4:06
  2. "No New Friends" (Hibell Remix) – 2:48


Chart (2019) Peak
Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100)[9] 90
China Airplay/FL (Billboard)[10] 21
France (SNEP)[11] 173
Ireland (IRMA)[12] 61
Israel (Media Forest TV Airplay)[13] 1
Lebanon English (Lebanese Top 20)[14] 17
New Zealand Hot Singles (RMNZ)[15] 10
Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100)[16] 78
Sweden Heatseeker (Sverigetopplistan)[17] 8

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Labrinth, Diplo and Sia's LSD Drop New Song 'No New Friends'". Variety. 14 March 2019. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
  2. ^ a b Blistein, Jon (14 March 2019). "Hear Diplo, Sia, Labrinth Declare 'No New Friends' on New Song". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
  3. ^ a b Rossignol, Derrick. "Labrinth, Sia, and Diplo Appreciate What They Have On Their Bouncy New LSD Single 'No New Friends'". Uproxx. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  4. ^ @Sia (12 March 2019). "#LSD "No New Friends" ➡️ out Thursday 🎵 @labrinth @diplo - Team Sia" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  5. ^ Zemler, Emily (April 25, 2019). "Watch LSD's Vibrant Performance of 'No New Friends' on 'Ellen'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved April 28, 2019.
  6. ^ Bein, Kat (14 March 2019). "LSD Return with the Bouncy 'No New Friends': Listen". Billboard. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
  7. ^ Shaffer, Claire. "Sia, Diplo and Labrinth Frolic in Seussian Paradise in 'No New Friends' Video", Rolling Stone, April 16, 2019; and Diplo. "LSD – No New Friends (Official Video) ft. Labrinth, Sia, Diplo", YouTube, March 21, 2019
  8. ^ "iTunes - Music - No New Friends (feat. Sia, Diplo & Labrinth) [Remixes] - Single by LSD". iTunes Store.
  9. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Digital Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: Change the chart to CZ – SINGLES DIGITAL – TOP 100 and insert 201916 into search. Retrieved 24 April 2019.
  10. ^ "China Airplay Chart/Foreign Language - 06/03/2019". Billboard China (in Chinese). Retrieved 3 June 2019.
  11. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Singles (téléchargement + streaming) – SNEP (Week 22, 2019)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  12. ^ "IRMA – Irish Charts". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved 20 April 2019.
  13. ^ "מדיה פורסט - לדעת שאתה באוויר". Retrieved 18 May 2019.
  14. ^ "LSD – Lebanese Chart Top 20 History". The Official Lebanese Top 20. Retrieved 21 April 2019.
  15. ^ "NZ Hot Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. 25 March 2019. Retrieved 22 March 2019.
  16. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Singles Digital Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: Select SINGLES DIGITAL - TOP 100 and insert 201916 into search. Retrieved 24 April 2019.
  17. ^ "Veckolista Heatseeker – Vecka 12, 22 mars 2019". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 23 March 2019.

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