Just eight tracks in total but an immense collection nonetheless, The Encore You Didn’t Ask For highlights the most comfortably genuine version of Tough On Fridays we’ve perhaps ever seen.
Growing Pains hits with a Cranberries-esque haunting vocal presence, and progresses with emo-rock verses that build beautifully towards the lingering question; ‘am I bitter, or just feeling better?’
Despite their clear energy & presence online, there’s a certain introverted quietness to their writing & delivery. This is perhaps what reaches out more notably to the many who are feeling so lost & unsure right now.
Fresh, cool and intriguing, I’d be interested to see what Tough On Fridays can do if they only gave themselves a longer run-time on a track…