Marshmello and Anne-Marie released a song called "Friends" this Friday. I was sitting at the piano and looked up the chords for the song to sing it.
The song has the chord progression Amin-C-F-E for the most part. Please tell me what you think of my interpretation, I'm trying to get better at this.
I interpreted this i-III-VI-V as a progression in a minor (with a dominant, borrowed from Amajor) that has a constant tonic-dominant movement.
The III chord substitutes as a dominant (at least from what I read, it can substitute as a dominant if it resolves to a tonic, please feel free to give any opinions on that).
This substitute Dominant resolves to the VI chord, a tonic/submediant/substitute tonic (which one is the correct way?).
The following V is borrowed from the Amajor/Aharmonic Minor scale.
Also, the large amount of halfsteps/shared notes from chord to chord is great, it makes it sounds so fluid.
What do you think of this interpretation?