Out on Future Classic, Australian songwriter and producer Hayden James‘ new single, “Just Friends” which features Boy Matthews, is artfully crafted and undeniably catchy. On the new tune, thumping bass drives Matthews’ croons, with plucky guitar elements and R&B sensibilities amalgamating in harmonious union.
James is no stranger to creating masterful hits; “Just Friends” follows his ARIA Platinum Certified 2017 single “Numb” featuring GRAACE. Representative of his entire catalogue, the new single is an earworm of a tune that maintains skillful sound design and emotive vocals throughout. On the slow burning track, James and singer Boy Matthews are a match made in heaven; Matthews previously lent his vocal chops to Duke Dumont on the artist’s standout track “Ocean Drive.”