More Than Friends – [24kGoldn]

24kGoldn is a bit of an anomaly in the best possible way, and I couldn’t be happier for him after the success he has achieved within his music career. When I first found out about him, he had one mixtape out that was awesome, don’t get me wrong, but he was nowhere near as seasoned as he is now, and I have loved to watch his progression. He went from a college dropout who was chasing his dreams to a world-renowned superstar that was living the life that anyone else would envy, and that’s something I can’t hate on.

In his debut album El Dorado, he further proved to the industry that he was only getting better with time, and considering he recruited artists like Future, Swae Lee, and others to join him on the album, his pull and influence on music were more than obvious. Although he may have been slightly quiet since his album dropped, there is no silencing this iconic talent, so when I found out he is back and better than ever on his latest single “More Than Friends”, I couldn’t wait to write about it.

Produced by Phil and Davy, this one includes a lighthearted piano progression that combines with punchy drums and crisp percussive elements that come together fluidly. It’s pretty obvious right off the bat, but this track is a new rendition of Biz Markie’s classic record “Just A Friend”, a tune that will quickly come to mind soon after pressing play, and Goldn even pays homage to this song within the hook, never cutting his influences out of the picture but rather honoring them wonderfully.

In his verses, he continues a playful and energetic delivery, but he definitely switches things up to ensure every portion of this track is fresh and feelgood, even if it is an ode to a friendship that he wishes could transform into something else. 24kGoldn is only going to continue to skyrocket into unheard-of realms within music, making “More Than Friends” an essential listen for any of his fans.