NEWS : THU, APR 27, 2023 at 9:00 AM

DEBBY FRIDAY Shares “HOT LOVE (Boy Harsher Remix)” + GOOD LUCK Film Premiere With FANGORIA Tomorrow, Friday, April 28th

Today, DEBBY FRIDAY is sharing an icy new remix of “HOT LOVE,” from her acclaimed debut album GOOD LUCK, reworked by electronic music duo Boy Harsher and available today on all DSPs from Sub Pop. 

Tomorrow, Friday, April 28th, FANGORIA will premiere DEBBY FRIDAY’s accompanying album short film GOOD LUCK, a pseudo-autobiographical tale, largely drawn from her own life and experiences growing up as a zillenial anti-heroine. A surrealist reflection on the tumultuous whirlwind that is the end of adolescence and the emotionality of youth, GOOD LUCK is co-directed by FRIDAY and Nathan De Paz Habib (Chino Amobi’s Eroica, and The Bicycle).

Photo Credit:  Chinelo Yasin

DEBBY FRIDAY’s headlining tour and festival dates for the UK and Europe begin May 2nd in Brighton, UK at Crofters Rights and run through May 13th at The Great Escape Festival (@ Patterns).
Her international tour schedule has also been extended through November 11th in London at The Roundhouse for Pitchfork London (with Yaeji). New highlights include June 3rd in Toronto at Boiler Room; June 8th-18th for an Australian club and festival tour; July 28th at Hillside Festival in Guelph, Ontario; and two Canadian shows supporting Tegan & Sara on July 29th in Saskatoon, SK at TCU Place, and July 31st in Winnipeg, MB at Burton Cummings.

Of her recent appearances at SXSW, Rolling Stone raved: “Welcome to Planet Debby: If you wandered into the back room at Empire Garage and Control Room at the right moment on Thursday afternoon, you found yourself in the middle of an interstellar rave in full swing. Toronto experimental artist Debby Friday was onstage, performing a thudding electro-rap song with hints of Azealia Banks and Donna Summer… Leaping off the stage into the small crowd, she demanded that they come closer — “I need your energy!” — and kept on chanting, in a long vamp that bent space and time. It was the kind of serendipitous moment that makes SXSW one of the best places in the world to discover a new favorite.”

Tue. May  02 - Bristol, UK -  Crofters Rights 
Wed. May 03 - London, UK - Corsica Studios #
Fri. May 05 - Krems, AT - Donau Festival 
Sat. May 06 - Brussels, BE - Botanique (La Rotonde)
Wed. May 10 - Lisbon, PT - ZDB
Thu. May 11 - Leeds, UK - Headrow House
Fri. May 12 - Manchester, UK - The White Hotel
Sat. May 13 - Brighton, UK - The Great Escape @ Patterns
Jun. 03 - Toronto, ON - Boiler Room
Thu. Jun. 08 - Melbourne, AU - Rising (Max Watts) ^
Fri. Jun. 09 - Hobart, AU - Dark Mofo
Sat. Jun. 10 - Hobart, AU - Dark Mofo
Mon. Jun. 12 - Sydney, AU - Vivid Wavyland Metro Theatre
Wed. Jun. 14 - Sun. Jun. 18  Melbourne, AU - Rising
Sat. Jul. 08 - Québec City, QC - Festival d’été de Québec (FEQ)
Fri. Jul. 28 - Guelph, ON - Hillside Fest
Sat. Jul. 29 - Saskatoon, SK - TCU Place *
Mon. Jul. 31 - Winnipeg, MB - Burton Cummings *
Sun. Sep. 03 - Seattle, WA - Bumbershoot
Fri. Oct. 27 - Chicago, IL - Sanctum @ Thalia Hall
Sat. Nov. 11 - London, UK - Pitchfork London %
* w/ Tegan & Sara
^ w/ Desire Marea
# w/ Grove
% w/ Yaeji, Jessy Lanza

GOOD LUCK is available now from Sub Pop. LP purchases from, select independent stores in North Americathe U.K., and E.U., and DEBBY FRIDAY’s live shows will receive the limited Loser edition on metallic silver vinyl (while supplies last).
GOOD LUCK features “SO HARD TO TELL,” “I GOT IT,” “WHAT A MAN,” and “HOT LOVE,”  was co-produced by DEBBY FRIDAY and Graham Walsh (METZ, Holy Fuck) at Candle Recording Studio in Toronto, and mastered by Heba Kadry in New York.

What people are saying about DEBBY FRIDAY:
“The Nigerian-born, Toronto-based singer and rapper Debby Friday’s ambitious, charismatic album “Good Luck” is one of my favorite debuts of the year so far…She’s a shape-shifting, swashbuckling dynamo journeying through different tempos and genres, always on a heroine’s quest for self-discovery.” “The Amplifier” - The New York Times
“Her first full-length is sweaty and determined, eager to deliver on its teeth-chattering beats with a feverish intensity. The influences are obvious, but the ways that Debby Friday crashes those sounds together are not.” “Album of the Week” - STEREOGUM
GOOD LUCK is an assured and frequently surprising debut that feels like a trip into the lascivious, eclectic wormhole of Friday’s world – and with so much to take in, and so much fun to be had, you won’t want to leave.”  8/10 - CRACK
“There’s an extraordinary elasticity across GOOD LUCK’s masterful production that makes repeated listens not just enjoyable but irresistible.” “8/10, Album of the Week” - LOUD & QUIET
“[Her] most fully realized set of songs to date. The abrasion and urgency of her early EPs remains, but the 10 songs here lean more heavily toward the pulse of the club—and often a vampiric underground den at that…Friday more openly embraces pop on her debut album, but rarely does so outside the presence of the shadow and mystique her music so often casts.” “Album of the Week” Treble
“DEBBY defies easy categorization, mixing rap, electro, post-punk, industrial, techno and more into a glitchy, bruising and bitcrushed blend that is fiery, magnetic and all her own.” [GOOD LUCK] - Brooklyn Vegan
“Imagine you walk into a club and there’s industrial playing, then the next track is house, the next cybergoth, and the next alt-pop. Maybe that would sound like sonic whiplash — but in the world of DEBBY FRIDAY, that’s all possible, and the club is bumping… The Nigeria-born-Toronto-based DJ-turned-recording-artist just released her first album with Sub Pop, GOOD LUCK, and it’s an expansive display of her influences, from heavy rock to alt-R&B. Fans of Azealia Banks, JPEGMAFIA, SZA, Yves Tumor, and even Nine Inch Nails could all find themselves at home in her world. And soon enough, with her innovation and confidence, it seems like the rest of the world will, too.” “The Rising Artists You Need To Know Right Now” - Alternative Press
“Friday strikes a remarkable balance on her forthcoming debut LP, GOOD LUCK: between the boisterous and the tranquil, the erudite and the crass, a packed dancefloor and quiet isolation. Featuring unequivocal bangers like “I Got It,” “Pluto Baby,” and “Heartbreakerrr,” Debby Friday is destined for bigger stages in 2023.” “15 Artists to Watch in 2023” - SPIN
“…An album that testifies to the liberating potential of making a racket.” [GOOD LUCK] - SLANT
“On Friday’s previous EPs, 2018’s Bitchpunk and 2019’s Death Drive, she reveled in messy synth-punk exuberance. That energy is amped-up on GOOD LUCK…Packed into a succinct, live-wire 33-minutes, GOOD LUCK is testament to how effectively Friday can capture life in all its dense, unpredictable emotions.” - Chicago Reader
“An explosive, pounding, relentlessly calisthenic dance-floor banger with attitude to spare. A pulsating beat flickers like a strobe light as Friday and Chris Vargas of the duo Pelada, appearing here as Uñas, trade braggadocious bilingual verses. ‘Let mama give you what you need,’ Friday shrieks before calmly assuring, ‘I got it.’” [“I GOT IT”] “The Playlist” - New York Times
“In contrast to the pulse-quickening tempos and noisy synths of her past music, her production is deft and graceful, with a skipping beat and cascading backing vocals. ‘Lady Friday/All you do is rеbel,’ Friday chastises herself—tough talk against a fragile, gorgeous sound.” [“SO HARD TO TELL”] “Best New Track” - Pitchfork
“One of the young year’s most audacious bangers” [“SO HARD TO TELL”] - Billboard
“Hyperpop can sometimes come off as abrasive but in the hands of Canadian singer DEBBY FRIDAY it’s soulful, even elegant.” [“SO HARD TO TELL”] - NYLON
“A graceful entrance into yet another territory: lush R&B”[“SO HARD TO TELL”] “Now Playing” - NPR Music
“If you’ve ever deep-dived into Debby Friday’s discography, you’ll know she slammed this single into left field, but man is it a hit! This edgy extraordinaire has taken a dip into the darkside via falsetto pop.”  ” [“SO HARD TO TELL”] - MTV

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Posted by Rachel White