American cult heroines L7 have released their new single ‘Fake Friends,’ a cover of Joan Jett‘s 1983’s song, featuring Jett herself. The single was originally planned to be released around the band’s Australia and New Zealand tour this May, canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic.
L7‘s singer Donita Sparks shared: “When the tour got canceled due to this horrible virus, we decided to release the tracks as a way to keep our fans’ spirits up a bit, as well as our own. New material gets everyone excited and happy and maybe gets them dancing around their cribs. That’s something positive the band can do for our fans in these uncertain times. When rock n’ roll duty calls, L7 answers.”
“To have Joan’s vocals on this track along with mine is super surreal and cool,” says Sparks. “Our band has experienced many fake friends, especially when you’re down. Some of these people you thought were your friends are nowhere to be found. Your phone calls aren’t returned, etc. It’s painful and it sucks. Then you find out who your true friends are.”