Indie-rock/pop singer-songwriter Fritz Hager is back with his latest emotional offering, “Bad Friend,” a moody and introspective ballad. Out now on all digital platforms via 19 Recordings, the song delves into the complexities of young love and its impact on friendships, drawing listeners in with its captivating melodies and thought-provoking lyrics.
Hager comments on the tune, stating:
“[‘Bad Friend’] is about how young love can ruin friendships. When we wrote this song, we wanted to explore how confusing love can be at a young age when you don’t have the tools to communicate it. ‘Bad Friend’ is a melancholic look into the past and a kind of apology to the people we hurt.”
In “Bad Friend,” Hager delivers a poignant exploration of the confusing nature of love during youth, where inadequate communication can lead to the unravelling of friendships. With soulful vocals and a delicate arrangement that evokes the moodiness of artists like Ed Sheeran and Sufjan Stevens, the song acts as both a melancholic reflection on the past and an apology to those who were hurt along the way.
The song follows the success of Hager’s previous single, “Two Step,” a clever critique of the male fantasy versus reality. Juxtaposing catchy hooks with humorous narratives about romantic mishaps, the song showcased his signature witty storytelling and dynamic pop sensibilities.
Fritz Hager has been hard at work in the studio, crafting a series of captivating tracks that are set to follow the release of “Bad Friend.” With his ability to express the attitudes and anxieties of Gen Z through his music, he continues to bridge the gap between the serious and the silly, providing listeners with heartfelt ballads and catchy anthems alike.