New Video: Francis and The Lights Feat. Kanye West & Bon Iver “Friends”
Fresh off his appearance on Chance The Rapper’s Coloring Book, Francis and the Lights drops a star-studded single of his own with “Friends.” The song, which is actually the original version that was sampled to create Chance’s “Summer Friends,” features backing vocals from Kanye West and Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon, who of course know each other well from working together on My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and Yeezus.
“Friends” comes complete with a simple but sleek video that finds Francis and Justin doing some synchronized dancing in a studio while Kanye keeps it lowkey in the corner. “[Kanye] heard the song and he liked it,” director Jake Schreier told Pitchfork. “The video’s called ‘Friends,’ and it’s about friends. He and Justin are friends, and me and Francis are friends, and Justin and Francis are friends. It just felt right.”