With their eagerly-awaited debut album ‘When You Walk Away’ arriving on 5th November via Boy Pablo’s Norwegian tastemaker label 777 Music, FUR are giving us the latest taste of what to expect, with new track ‘Anybody Else But Me’.
“‘Anybody Else But Me’ is a tongue in cheek anthem for self-effacing youth, uncomfortable in their own skin,” the band’s Josh Buchanan says. “Growing up I always wanted to be more like my musical heroes but I was under the assumption that when I reached this age I would be more comfortable in my own skin. The songs main hook/refrain is a nod to some of The Cure’s more ‘pop’ efforts, as Robert Smith was always a hero of mine growing up.
“While the song tackles self-loathing and introversion, it’s juxtaposed by the up-tempo instrumental and playful lyrics of wanting ‘be like Elvis’, probably the original modern frame of reference for exuding confidence and cool. I think the contrast between the lyrical theme and the music creates a playful atmosphere that is as much about self-loathing as it is celebrating that we are who we are, and we’re always going to fall short when comparing ourselves to the people we’ve placed on a pedestal in our minds. As linear beings we can always evolve and improve on the self, and maybe the self-scrutiny that comes with lacking in confidence isn’t always a bad thing, as long as its acted on in a positive way.”
Check it out now below.
‘When You Walk Away’ Tracklisting:
1. When You Walk Away Pt I
2. Anybody Else But Me
3. To Be Next To Her
4. The Fine Line of a Quiet Life
5. She’s the Warmest Colour of My Mind
6. No Good For You
7. What I Am
8. Wild Heart
9. Love You All The Time
10. Holding Up the Sun
11. When You Walk Away Pt II
See FUR live at the following dates:
16 - Leeds, Live At Leeds
16 - Sheffield, The Leadmill
17 - Newcastle, The Cluny
18 - Edinburgh, Sneaky Pete's
19 - Manchester, The Deaf Institute
20 - Birmingham, The Castle & Falcon
22 - Liverpool, Phase One
24 - Southampton, Heartbreakers
26 - London, Oslo
27 - Margate, Elsewhere
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