Uk band Fur, have announced their debut album, When You Walk Away, will be released on November 5, 2021 via 777 Music (Boy Pablo). The band have also announced a North American tour that will kick off in San Francisco on March 12, 2022 and take them to LA, NYC, Philadelphia, DC, Chicago and more.
2021, saw Fur release their single “The Fine Line Of A Quiet Life.” Today, they have shared the title-track of the album and visual accompaniment directed by Vasilisa Forbes, a UK-based female director who has directed visuals for acts like Hannah Diamond, the Bug and Millie Turner.
Learning to navigate the seemingly impossible task of banding together in a global lockdown would at first trip appear stalemate, yet three studios down and isolated rehearsals in their respective homes, resulted in something beautifully responsive in the form of the Facing Home Mixtape; a self-recorded “creative bleed” which attempted to combat “the lack of shows and lack of rehearsal rubbish,” by utilizing energy that had been stored up, but not quite made the album cut.
One of the greatest insights in life is the familiarity found in time. That ever-existing stamp in which art can simultaneously exist pre, present and post pandemic, resulted in an observatory hyper-awareness and desire to soak up life’s endurances, which has frequented FUR’s thoughts often. If the mixtape was a self-described “harmonious meeting of unintentional things” and wistful nostalgia, then it’s intrinsically adept that FUR’s subsequent debut album, is to be titled When You Walk Away.
Recorded at Echo Zoo Studios (Michael Kiwanuka, The Magic Numbers…), FUR employed the skills of 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, and rather, a conscious move from a band who embrace collaborative development and the art of turning back, to aid the next big step forward.
2020 saw FUR create an interactive fan WhatsApp group and a Tik-Tok account- all as a “duty to provide entertainment or escape” to their ever-growing, and fiercely loyal audience. But what’s next? Their ‘Spring 2020’ tour, which’ll see FUR play the likes of Manchester’s ‘The Deaf Institute’ and ‘Oslo’ in London, was pensively rescheduled to November 2021, and a coveted support slot with Boy Pablo in September.
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
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