Nearly a year after releasing his last project, Los Angeles-based musician Andrew Goldstein, otherwise known as “FRND,” has shared a new single called “Erase.” The track comes from the upcoming EP, Before U I Didn’t Exist, out September 28th via Crooked Paintings/BMG. Fans can stream and purchase “Erase” by clicking HERE.
According to Goldstein, “‘Erase’ is about someone coming into your life and wiping out lingering sadness from the past. When you realize the effect they have on you, you can’t help but fall for them.”
To emphasize the meaning, Goldstein made the artwork for the single a koala bear, which the musician has used several times in the past in music videos.
“The koala is almost like an alter ego who represents a version of myself,” he explains. “They might be chill on the outside, but there’s a lot of emotion. It embodies this journey I’m going through.”
Having previously worked with artists such as Demi Lovato, Britney Spears and blackbear, Goldstein began to tell his own personal journey under the moniker, “FRND.” Goldstein released his debut EP, In Your Dreams, in 2017. Spotify featured the album in its New Music Friday playlist, helping it reach No. 1 on the Hype Machine playlist soon afterwards.
Goldstein’s latest project, Before U I Didn’t Exist, will be out on September 28th. “Erase” is the first song to be released from the EP. You can stream and purchase it by clicking HERE.