It’s “Friday Night!” That phrase may not connote the same excitement it once did, but hell, at least the workweek is over right? Our friends in 1967 are back and better than ever with their new single. The song is a vintage 2000s rocker, upbeat, brash, and very much self-assured. It’s that type of tune you put on when you’re feeling confident, fearless, and you’re in the mood for having a really good time.

Self-confidence is the name of the game when it comes to 1967, as evidenced by their convincing previous single “Living Life On Life’s Terms,” which we debuted to you back at the beginning of March. “Friday Night” is the band’s follow-up single, an ode to good times and good friends.

Explaining how he came up with the song, 1967 frontman Jaime Reynolds said, “I hung out with an old friend that I’ve known since I was 6-7 years old and attended a local concert in our hometown area. It had been years since he and I had hung out. He had been struggling at that time and it affected me. At the same time, I felt inspired to support a new local live music venue. I also enjoyed hanging out with my friend that night regardless. I came home that night and started writing the lyrics to Friday Night. I had some guitar riffs and melodies prior to that and it all just fell into place.”

Drummer Matt Haskell added, “Friday Night reminds me of all the potential for a great night out on the town. Like that feeling when you are getting ready, and you just know it’s going to be a fantastic evening with good people.”

The band worked again with producer John Kurzweg on “Friday Night,” a star in the production game, known for his work with Creed, Godsmack, and Puddle of Mudd. Describing what makes the song work, Kurzweg said, “(the song) features a unique and tasty synthesis of different guitar rock influences, making just the right vocal/guitar/and drum moves at the right moments while adding a touch of angst, to warrant repeated listens from any rock fan.”

Reynolds is a rocker through and through and there’s no mistaking his songwriting talent. His approach to songwriting, to develop songs that are easily blastable in your car while you’re driving, has carried the band this far, and it’s what makes them such a down-to-earth, likable act. So whatever it is that may be troubling you, it’s time to push it aside and rejoice, because it’s “Friday Night.”

Artwork for “Friday Night” by 1967