I heard ‘Friends’ for the first time on one of the last days of last year as my friends and I were working ourselves up the hills around Colorado Springs, passing around bourbon and telling stories, the city lights illuminating all that was below us. All the talking stopped, though, when ‘Friends’ came on, and for almost 5 minutes we all listened in the darkness, soaking it in between swigs from the bottle. It will probably always be my favorite first listen. Enjoy.
Bonus: Here’s an early version of the song, because the final version isn’t heartbreaking enough.