"Inside Friend" is the first time Bridges has collaborated with Mayer.
Bridges says of the new single, "The concept for "Inside Friend" came about from Mayer and I joking around in the studio about what an ideal date for an introvert or homebody like myself would be. I tour most of the year, so I’d rather invite a gal over to lounge comfortably in the crib as opposed to go out somewhere crowded. "Inside Friend" stayed on the back burner for a while because it didn’t fit within the context of my third project, but the current state we’re in globally compelled us to dig this back up and finish it. I hope people find it soothing and uplifting while we hole up indoors and get through this."
The collaborative track is Bridge's first new release since teaming up with Khruangbin on their joint Texas Sun EP.
Bridges has also launched new "Inside Friend" merchandise, which will see him donate all proceeds to MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund set up by The Recording Academy.