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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
Genre
Length2:55
LabelColumbia
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
LSD singles chronology
"Mountains"
(2018)
"No New Friends"
(2019)
Music video
"No New Friends" on YouTube

Contents

CompositionEdit

 
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]

ReceptionEdit

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

ChartsEdit

Chart (2019) Peak
position
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

ReferencesEdit

  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". Mediaforest.biz. 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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