FUR has today revealed “Anybody Else But Me,” another new single off their forthcoming debut album When You Walk Away, out November 5, 2021 via Norwegian tastemaker label 777 Music.
The band’s Josh Buchanan had the following to say about the latest single: “Anybody Else But Me is a tongue in cheek anthem for self-effacing youth, uncomfortable in their own skin. 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, its juxtaposed by the uptempo 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 and tongue in cheek 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.”
When You Walk Away marks the band’s most fully realized effort to date. FUR, who described their last EP Facing Home Mixtape (2020) as a “harmonious meeting of unintentional things,” created a deeply personal yet deliberate and cohesive album that is both contemporary and a homage to traditional rock and roll, a genre the group has continuously gravitated toward.
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