The F16s are a Chennai-based act that has steadily gained international attention since their acclaimed album, Triggerpunktein 2016. Their experimentation of Alternative Indie Rock and Pop has attained a devoted fanbase and rave reviews in several publications. After two years since their last release, The F16s released their third EP, WKND FRNDS, which represents the band’s growth of their sound.
The band shifted the sound in their music sonically, and visually. They aimed these tracks to be laid back and have a summery feel. If you’re looking to be relaxed and enjoy a cold drink at the beach, this EP fully presents it in its full potential.
The lead single “Amber” is filled with 1980s Pop nostalgia. Paired with swooning guitars and dreamy synths, it reflects perfectly to lead singer Joshua Fernandez’s enticing vocals. “My Baby’s Beak” is a groovy tune with jazz influences, while paired with nifty guitars and synths. The closing title track “WKND FRNDS” is a catchy summery vibe. An upbeat bass line with layers of guitars and trumpets makes this song the perfect summer essential.
The F16s are able to maintain their nostalgic feel through its indie and alternative roots while evolving their sound into styles of experimental, funk, and jazz. Carrying music from the 1990s and 2000s, and psychedelic influences like Tame Impala, F16’s music can be loved by anyone. Their dexterity and proficiency of their sound show they are here to stay and could be a force in the near future.
SPILL ALBUM REVIEW: THE F16s – WKND FRNDS