Today Pink Martini releases a new single, “Let’s Be Friends,” via their own label Heinz Records. The track brings back together the songwriting duo responsible for the band’s biggest hits – bandleader Thomas Lauderdale and singer China Forbes. The two teamed with writer/producer Jim Bianco to create a charming ditty in classic Great American Songbook style. Of the song, Forbes says: “‘Lets be Friends’ is the first song Thomas and I wrote with writer/producer Jim Bianco; we challenged ourselves to write an old-fashioned song that was NOT about love. We tried to make a song about friendship and all the ways friends can complement each other, but in the end it still has an undercurrent of romance because, well, that’s unavoidable!”
Today’s single marks the first release of new music from Pink Martini since last year’s EPs Bésame Mucho and Tomorrow. It also marks the return of Lauderdale and Forbes as songwriting collaborators; working with Bianco sparked new energy into their 23-year songwriting partnership.
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