Radio 876 Logo

Billie-Jo Porter—

Billie-Jo Porter
Artist: Billie-Jo Porter
Track: More than Friends
Single: More than Friends

Billie-Jo Porter has released her contagious new single, More than Friends. Her dulcet tones echo her personal connection with the song’s unquestionably relatable subject matter. “More than Friends was born out of that ‘Friend Zone’ space. Where two people are hanging out, one likes the other—then where does that lead?” muses Billie-Jo. “The idea for this song was pretty much taken from my life. I’d moved to Canada, met Kyle (my now partner) and we were hanging out as friends. It was kind of awkward as we both seemed to like each other but were not game enough to lay our cards on the table and admit it.”

Billie-Jo is no stranger to the time-honoured tradition of co-writing, having written the chart-topping hit Head Full of Honey (recorded by Andrew Swift) alongside Andrew himself. When it came to penning More than Friends, Billie-Jo called on wordsmith, Gretta Ziller and co-wrote More than Friends over a video call. “It’s from the perspective of a woman who knows what she wants and doesn’t have time for any more games,” says Billie-Jo.

The Coffs Harbour local’s rising success captured the attention of multiple award-winning Shane Nicholson, who waved his producer wand over the new single. “Recording this track with Shane was awesome! He created this upbeat track with driving guitars that makes you want to move the whole way through.”

Website: Billie-Jo Porter

See more artists featured this month