It’s been four years since then-teenagers Maddie Marlow and Tae Dye of Maddie & Tae strummed their way into our country music consciousness with their breakout No. 1 hit, “Girl in a Country Song.” The duo found success with subsequent songs from their debut album, Start Here, including Top 10 single, “Fly,” and Top 25 single, “Shut Up and Fish.”
Maddie & Tae, now 23 and 22 years old, respectively, gave fans the first taste of their upcoming sophomore album by recently releasing new single, “Friends Don’t.” The duo dropped a new video for the tune, which was filmed in Nashville by director TK McKamy and features the ladies showing off their acting chops.
“To us, ‘Friends Don’t’ feels sexy and confident, but with a dash of that uncertainty you have at the start of a relationship because you don’t know if the other person feels the same way you do,” said Tae. “We wanted to play off that push and pull we’ve all felt before.”
“We both got to do a little acting and play out separate storylines with a love interest,” added Maddie. “It was pretty outside of the box for us to act, so we just tried to have fun with it.”
Watch Maddie & Tae’s new video.
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