UK/Irish trio New Rules have debuted new single ‘Old Days.’ The reflective track laments the friendship lost after a romantic relationship ends (“How come it’s so easy to go from friends to lovers / but not lovers to friends?”). ‘Old Days’, which premiered last night on BBC Radio 1’s Future Pop with Mollie King (listen here), arrives alongside an official lyric video, which is streaming now on New Rules’ official YouTube channel. The track is available on all streaming platforms via Parlophone.

The group explained of the song, “One of us bumped into an ex on a night out, who then ended the conversation with ‘don’t be a stranger’. The next day we wrote ‘Old Days.’ The song tells the story of missing the friend that you had in a lover post-breakup, and above everything else longing for that friendship back. It’s a song for anyone who has learned that ending a relationship on good terms doesn’t make it any easier.

The single, co-written by New Rules, Sam Klempner, and Jamie Squire (keys/piano for The 1975), follows the group’s March release, ‘Not Alone.’ The uplifting, emotional track premiered on BBC Radio 1’s Future Pop on with Mollie King and arrived alongside an official video. Earlier this year, the trio wrapped up a run of UK and Ireland headline tour dates, which earned a glowing review from The Sun, who raved, “…I hadn’t experienced this sort of hysteria since One Direction” and praised the band’s “electric” energy “…easing between flawless harmonies, guitar riffs, and banter with fans.” The trio also recorded a Radio 1 session at London’s prestigious Maida Vale Studios earlier this year.

In November 2022, the band shared heartfelt single and video Late In The Evening,’ written by Jamie Scott (One Direction, Justin Bieber, Ed Sheeran) and co-produced by the band. Last summer, New Rules released Go The Distance (Extended Version). The extended mixtape includes stripped-down versions of Go The Distance and Love You Like That and live offerings of Drunk Texts’ and Lucky Me. Go The Distance racked up praise from PEOPLE Magazine, who named the trio one of their Emerging Artists To Watch. Rolling Stone UK applauded the mixtape’s “pop-driven earworms,” while Sweety High attested New Rules are “going places.”

New Rules are currently working on new music in London – stay tuned for more from the band soon.

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