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Gold Lounge feat. Dianimal - "New Friend" (Aegean Summer - Cyclades Mix)

from If it's not popular can it still POP! (London, Brighton UK 2012) by Dianimal

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I kept hearing this instrumental beauty (Aegean Summer by Gold Lounge - Cyclades Mix ) on Groove Salad (somafm.com) and after a few months realized that a complete lyric and melody had formed. I was going through a process of ditching frenemies at the time and had recently started a new friendship of the more positive type that I hoped to capitalize on! Ironically, a few months later it turned out she was a pretty shit friend too. Oh well! Most love songs were written for people the writer eventually fell out of love with. To my delight, this unauthorized usage ended up coming to Gold Lounge's attention; he loved it and we're currently working on a new track together. Watch this space!


I got this new friend
she’s such a cool friend
like i always knew friend
there when i’m blue friend
true thru and thru friend
until the end friend
know how to flow and give and take
and sometimes bend friend

Not like those old friends
Always borrow never spend friends
Whose friendship seems to depend
On me as a means to an end

They sure know how to pretend
Those phony fair weather friends
But when the squeeze comes on
they ninja gone
with sudden matters to attend!

I’ve had to fight to defend
My piece of truth, my friend
But I’ve also had to learn
to lighten up lissen up
and stop making sense

At times I’ve made amends
For when I’ve tended to blend
Factual with fictional features
that spin the version I wanna send

I’ve got this new friend

I’ve gone against the trends
Picked a side of the fence
Yet contend I intend rarely to offend
or truly get you to defend
I extend
the hand of friendship to you
my friend
If you could just suspend
Your judgement
Til the weekend
I recommend you
to bend it
to this tune that I penned

I got this new friend
she’s such a cool friend

true blue
to the end

know how to flow
and sometimes



from If it's not popular can it still POP! (London, Brighton UK 2012), released November 3, 2013
Gold Lounge - all electronics, Rhodes piano and instrumental arrangement




Diana Rosalind New Orleans, Louisiana

After being discovered by Bobby McFerrin as a young vocal improviser in San Francisco, I spent some years writing and performing with ensembles that remain important in the history of Bay Area arts, then did time tangling with the music biz in LA & NYC, followed by a decade in Europe, recording all the while, before coming "home" to NOLA. This is a partial musical record of that journey. ... more

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