Your Three Words: 'Hawaiian Air' by Friendly Fires

PHOTO: This weeks featured Your Three Words song is "Hawaiian Air" by the band Friendly Fires. The English trio has been playing together for half their lives. Singer and bass player Ed Macfarlane, guitarist Edd Gibson and drummer Jack Savidge started pl
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This week's featured Your Three Words song is "Hawaiian Air" by the band Friendly Fires.

The English trio has been playing together for half their lives. Singer and bass player Ed Macfarlane, guitarist Edd Gibson and drummer Jack Savidge started playing together at age 14 after they met at school.

"Hawaiian Air" is off the band's second album, Pala, which was released in May. It's a follow-up to their hit self-titled debut album from three years ago, which picked up a handful of Brit Award and Mercury nominations.

Singer Macfarlane says the band's goal was to "make an exciting, colorful pop record."

Some of their influences include the Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club, Timbaland and Scritti Politti. Macfarlane also admits a soft spot for boy bands.

"I feel nostalgic for that mid-to-late 90s, hip-hop meets chart pop meets RnB sort of music," he says. "I love those N-Sync or Backstreet Boys records, tough hi-tech pop with hugely detailed production. And slamming percussion too. Having said that I probably hated it at the time."

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