Friends (Francis and the Lights song)
|Single by Francis and the Lights featuring Bon Iver & Kanye West|
|from the album Farewell, Starlite!|
|Released||July 7, 2016|
|Francis and the Lights featuring Bon Iver & Kanye West singles chronology|
"Friends" is a song by American musical project Francis and the Lights, featuring Bon Iver and uncredited contributions from Kanye West. The song was released as a single on July 7, 2016, accompanied by a music video featuring Francis Farewell Starlite, Justin Vernon of Bon Iver, and Kanye West.
The song was sampled in Chance the Rapper's song "Summer Friends," from his 2016 mixtape Coloring Book. "Friends" was sampled in "Summer Friends" before it was officially released independently as a single by Francis and the Lights.
A music video for "Friends" was released on July 7, 2016. The video was directed in New York City by Jake Schreier, a frequent artistic collaborator of Francis Farewell Starlite. Schreier has played keyboards in Francis and the Lights and has directed every music video for Francis and the Lights.
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- Legaspi, Althea (2016-07-07). "Watch Kanye West, Bon Iver in Francis and the Lights' New 'Friends' Video". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2016-08-17.
- Breihan, Tom (2016-07-07). "Francis And The Lights – "Friends" (Feat. Bon Iver And Kanye West) Video". Stereogum. Retrieved 2016-08-17.