Straight out of Kansas City, Mundane’s old friends The Black Creatures release their new single “True Friends” via Center Cut Records.
The single is the first from their upcoming album By Thy Hand produced by Xavier, and written by Jade Green and Xavier. Mastered by Collin Jordan (Xiu Xiu, Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco), the single features the hallmark vocals and beats from their previous album, Wild Echoes.
The Black Creatures make a point to blur the lines of genre while maintaining a recognizable cohesion; oftentimes blending contemporary styles of pop, hip-hop, dance, R&B, EDM and soul with cinematic and storytelling sci-fi/fantasy elements and themes. With the complex and creative approach The Black Creatures take to their art, a diverse audience regularly flocks to their gripping and intensely enchanting performances.
Representing the strange land of Kansas City, Missouri, Jade Green and Xavier began working together around the end of 2013 after meeting on-line talking about cosmetics. After Jade stumbled upon Xavier’s SoundCloud, they asked if they could put their vocals on it, and this led to future collaborations with no more than the intention to dabble. They couldn’t stop and eventually dubbed the project The Black Creatures.
“I wrote this song when I was coming out of a really rough, life-changing bout of depression. During this time, it was hard to connect to people, hard to keep up communications with them, and hard to feel confident about myself when all I wanted to do was isolate. Early on, my best friends were the ones who helped keep me on track, helped remind me I’m that bitch, and refused to give up on me. I spent days contemplating how to show my gratitude – writing letters, giving gifts, making meals for my friends – and in the end, this song came out of it as well.
For me, this song is about a healthy, symbiotic kind of friendship – where you can tell them anything without it getting around to others, where you’re comfortable telling them if you think you disagree about something, and where you always feel like you belong… I want everyone to experience friendship the way it shows up in my life right now, but that’s unrealistic, so instead we made a song about how it feels.