During the recording process of One Long Dream, SonReal was able to cope with the loss of his father — who had passed shortly before he signed his major label deal in 2016 — during its completion. “My Friend” is the Vancouver native’s bittersweet ode to him.
Produced by R&B legend Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, the track will be the bonus track on a deluxe edition of One Long Dream. “‘My Friend’ is a piece of music that had to be made,” Son described to Zane Lowe during a recent interview. “It’s one of those songs that become things that you add to your playlist or collection and stay with you for the rest of your life.”
Listen to it below.