“Anybody Else But Me” By Fur
UK band FUR has shared a video for their new single “Anybody Else But Me.” The track is off their forthcoming debut album When You Walk Away, available November 5, 2021 via Norwegian label 777 Music. The Brighton band start their North American tour in San Francisco on March 12, 2022, other dates include LA, NYC, Philadelphia, DC, Chicago and more.
Josh Buchanan from FUR on “Anybody Else But Me:”
“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 was recorded at Echo Zoo Studios (Michael Kiwanuka, The Magic Numbers…), FUR worked with Theo Verney on production and engineer Kristoff Skirl, both of whom were key collaborators in FUR’s earlier work. As children, J.M Barrie taught us never to say goodbye, “because goodbye means going away and going away means forgetting”- and yet in homage to the murky waters post your early twenties, ‘When You Walk Away’ is evidently less an epic down memory lane- chasing the second star to the right and straight on ‘til eternity.
When You Walk Away
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
North American Tour Dates
03.12.22 – Brick & Mortar – San Francisco, CA
03.13.22 – Zebulon – Los Angeles, CA
03.14.22 – Casbah – San Diego, CA
03.21.22 – Songbyrd – Washington, DC
03.22.22 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA
03.24.22 – Elsewhere Zone One – New York, NY
03.29.22 – Drake – Toronto, ON
03.30.22 – Sleeping Village – Chicago, IL
03.31.22 – 7th St. Entry – Minneapolis, MN
04.04.22 – Barboza – Seattle, WA
04.05.22 – Fox Cabaret – Vancouver, BC
04.06.22 – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR
Purchase tickets HERE
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