Sometimes I’ll hear a song or listen to an artist that I don’t know much about, and I see the star power that they possess, but it’s just not my personal favored style of rap. Even if I wouldn’t typically go out of my way to find songs like these, I truly believe that the world deserves to hear them, and I’m not going to hold anyone back from possibly discovering their new favorite track.
That’s the case with Seattle-native Charlieonafriday’s latest single “Same Friends” featuring Lil Tjay because I know it’s as catchy and intoxicating as can be, especially ahead of the summer season, but I can’t claim that it’s my absolute favorite record out right now. Nonetheless, it’s a hit that can be played over the radio just as easily as it can be the soundtrack to a sunny-day function, so I couldn’t help but talk about it.
The single itself is a catchy, upbeat anthem that showcases Charlie’s knack for contagious hooks and effortless flows. The lyrics are a celebration of success and the people who have been there through thick and thin, demonstrating loyalty and staying true to the people who have been there from the beginning.
The accompanying Jake the Shooter-directed music video is just as impressive thanks to bright colors and bold imagery that captures the essence of the song’s peppy instrumental courtesy of Andrew Cedar and Danny Majic. Jam-packed with unique and visually stunning shots that keep viewers engaged from start to finish, this flick features Charlie and his long-time friends enjoying the good life in Los Angeles, lounging around a luxurious home while recording music. The video then transitions to Lil Tjay’s house, where he and his entourage are also seen recording music. Charlie and Tjay’s chemistry is unmistakable, and their performances are both captivating and engaging.
Throughout the video, Charlie and Tjay are seen performing their verses with passion and intensity. Their vigor is contagious, and you’ll most likely find yourself nodding along to the production and singing the catchy chorus long after the song comes to an end. At the end of the day, “Same Friends” is a success for Charlieonafriday, and the music video is a wonderful exposition of the song’s message. With its infectious beat, memorable lyrics, and notable visuals, this is a release that deserves to be heard, even if it’s not necessarily something I would typically get into in my normal day-to-day life.