Maddie & TaeÂ return todayÂ with the release of their highly-anticipated new single â€œFriends Donâ€™t,â€ the duoâ€™s first song since signing with Mercury Nashville.Â Recognized for theirÂ â€œsuperlative songwritingâ€Â (Vulture)Â andÂ â€œsweet harmoniesâ€Â (Tennessean), â€œFriends Donâ€™tâ€Â matches the pairâ€™s celebrated harmonies with an intimate take on the anticipation and excitement around a friendshipâ€™s developing possibilities.
â€œFriends Donâ€™t,â€Â written by Maddie & Taeâ€™s Maddie Marlow and Taylor Dye along with Justin Ebach and Jon Nite, is the first single from the Platinum-selling duoâ€™s forthcoming sophomore album. Set to impact country radioÂ May 14, fans can listen to and download â€œFriends Donâ€™tâ€ nowÂ HEREÂ and view the lyric videoÂ HERE.
â€œI hope our fans love this song as much as we do,â€ says Marlow. Â â€œAnything we ever do we have them in mind and want to always create music they can connect with. We have a big story to tell on this album, and â€˜Friends Donâ€™tâ€™ is the beginning of it all.â€
â€œIt feels so good to be back with a song like this,â€ adds Dye. Â â€œThis song is everything weâ€™ve always been. Â Honest, vulnerable and confident. Â We canâ€™t wait for our fans to hear the rest of the record!â€
The new album will follow Maddie & Taeâ€™s critically-acclaimed, â€œhighly polishedâ€ (Billboard) debut,Â Start Here. Maddie & Tae garnered instant praise with their Platinum-selling debut and No. 1 hit, â€œGirl In A Country Song,â€ and became only the third female duo in 70 years to top the country airplay charts with their debut single. In addition to earning multiple ACM, CMA and CMT award nominations, the duo scored a CMA Award for Video of the Year for â€œGirl In A Country Songâ€ and Radio Disney Music Awards for Favorite Country Artist and Favorite Country Song for â€œFly,â€ the Top 10, Gold-selling follow-up single. ReceivingÂ praise fromÂ NPR,Â Billboard,Â Entertainment Weekly,Â The Washington Post,Â GlamourÂ and others, country musicâ€™s hottest stars includingÂ Dierks Bentley, Lee Brice and Brad Paisley took notice and welcomed Maddie & Tae on tour before the award-winning duo launched their own headliningÂ Start Here Tour.
For the latest news, tour dates, music and more, visitÂ www.MaddieandTae.com.