In the midst of the prolonged void of a true Boy Band with not only the aesthetic qualities but true musical talent that has long been absent since the demise of One Direction (and furthermore the true 90’s boom of NYSYNC, 98 Degrees, the Backstreet Boys etc.), many have stepped up to the plate but failed to deliver the perfect combination. That certainly changed when Liam Attridge, Ricky Garcia and Emery Kelly — that band of brothers collectively known as Forever in Your Mind–hit the ground running with the release of their 2016 self-titled EP. And now, with Summer just around the corner, they’ve released their new new double-A-side Hollywood Records single, “Smooth” and “Missing”!
Produced by Dustin Atlas, Eau Noir and Josh Gudwin (Justin Bieber, Bebe Rexha), and co-written by the band, the songs pair up well, tackling the mysteries of a relationship on the edge. Sporting a serpentine groove and sleek blues riff, “Smooth” dissects the competitive nature of love, while the equally sophisticated “Missing,” with its wailing harmonies, laments a relationship fractured beyond repair (“All that remains is my broken faith”).