James Curd (of Greenskeepers & DFA fame), Morgan Phalen (of Diamond Nights & sometimes vocalist for Justice) and Surahn “Sid” Sidhu (who tours with Empire of the Sun & has written songs for Usher & Kimbra) make up Favored Nations, who all collaborate from their far-flung home bases of Los Angeles, Stockholm and Adelaide, Australia.

Morgan Phalen at the outset of their new single ‘Always’, pronounces “This is dedicated to eternity,” before wading out into the swell of the song’s slippery, genre-defying mélange of groove and melody that rejects immobility. The sound is as kaleidoscopic as their settings, from sunny pop to dimly-lit disco-flavored grooves, and their diverse resumes only adds to the fun.‘Always’ is also the first single from the band’s debut album ‘The Great Unknown’.

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Take a listen of Favored Nations – ‘Always’ below and tell us what you think! 


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