Rising country artist, Ingrid Andress continues to pave her own path in the industry, relying on beautifully crafted lyrics and piercing vocals in each and every one of her released songs. So far, the songstress has released three stunning songs, including, “More Hearts Than Mine,” “Lady Like,” and “Both,” as well as, made her late-night and TODAY show debuts. Today, Andress gives us another impactful, thoughtful, and creative song to add to our music library called, “We’re Not Friends.”
Her newest song is as raw and relatable as it gets. It’s written from her perspective to a man she’s “with,” explaining to him that even though there might not be a label on their relationship, they most certainly are not friends.
She sings in the opening verse, “We’ve been lying to our ourselves / Acting like we’re something else / How’d we get in this masquerade / There’s a secret in your eyes / It’s the same one that’s in mine / Aren’t you tired of being this way?”
Andress wrote the song alongside prolific songwriters, AJ Pruis, Derrick Southerland, and Nate Cyphert. When we attended her exclusive showcase in NYC back in February, she talked about the song saying “I feel like everyone kind of like, on the verge of, I can’t really call it this now because it’s 2019 and it’s weird to say we are dating”. “We’re Not Friends” is another song, where the singer-songwriter tells it like it is in the most ethereal, yet strong and touching way. She doesn’t sugarcoat the truth and makes sure her unique outlook is heard.
“We’re a kiss at 2 AM that tastes like wine / We’re a ride home in the dark with our fingers intertwined / You and me / Keep on trying to pretend / but you and me / Yeah we gotta admit / we’re an extra set of clothes on the bedroom floor / We’re a see you all the time / but still want to see you more / You and me / Keep trying to pretend / But you and me / We’re not friends.”
Andress’ vocals, songwriting, and overall refreshing talent is seemingly unparalleled in the industry right now. We look forward to more music and much deserved success from the artist. She embarks on her first European tour this fall. She will also perform at Austin City Limits Music Festival in Austin, Texas on October 5th. For tickets and more information, head to ingridandress.com.
“We’re Not Friends” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.
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