Psychotic (What Are Friends For) – Single Release
Planète Mars
Release: 3 June 2022

Montreal’s modern indie pop darling dup, Jitensha, is back with “Psychotic (What Are Friends For), ” a funky melodic ode about societal micro observations. We as humans are known to act differently in certain situations, and reflecting on that can be disheartening and alarming. That’s what “Psychotic (What Are Friends For)” is about as a Khrunagbin-type melody is played over the top of Roey’s pixie voice. Jitensha is also working on an LP for 2023, and “Psychotic (What Are Friends For),” is the vibe fans can expect.

About ” Psychotic (What Are Friends For)”

Imagine you’re at a party or social gathering where you know absolutely no one. Who would you choose to be? What face would you put forward? That’s what indie-pop duo, Jitensha’s new melodic song “Psychotic (What Are Friends For?)” is all about.

“The song is about social micro-observations; constantly questioning and trying to control how one is being perceived,” says Jitensha.

“Psychotic (What Are Friends For)” has an upbeat mellow vibe to it. Rosey takes lead vocals over a relaxed rock beat as David layers in steady bass lines and nostalgic guitar chords. And the cherry on top? A catchy, shiny synth lead.

 The lyrics come off like the inner workings of someone’s mind owning up to past behaviours. It’s a song that you will have you learning the lyrics quickly and sympathizing with it because every human has done this once or twice.

“I know sometimes I’m trying to control situations based on my expectations. It seems sometimes like the harder you grip the wheel the more likely you are to have an accident,” says Rosey. “I’m trying to own up for the chaos it feels like I create when I act like a lone wolf and get in my own way.”

Fans can expect a lot more music from Jitensha. “Psychotic (What Are Friends For)” is a musical pivot from garage rock to a more ethereal pop aesthetic and will be conveyed on Jitensha’s upcoming full-length, Closing Statements, due sometime in 2023.

Artist Bio

Montreal-based duo Jitensha’s sound, is a silvery union of honey-sweet proto-punkiness and modern indie that is harmonically reminiscent of 1950s rock & roll. Jitensha nestles catchy, poignant melodies into hard hitting rock grooves. Lyrically focused on social justice, environment and psychology, they bring you on a winsome journey of modern human experience.


Song Info

Song written by: David Martinez & Erin Rose Hubbard
Produced by: David Martinez & Erin Rose Hubbard
Mixed by: David Martinez
Mastered by: CPU Mastering
Performed by: David Martinez & Erin Rose Hubbard

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