“My Love is a Loneliness” by San Fermin

San Fermin have shared “My Love is a Loneliness.” The third single off their forthcoming album Arms, available February 16th via their imprint Better Company Records (Wild Pink, Pure Bathing Culture), the song takes a bird’s eye view of heartbreak, finding solace in the cyclical nature of loss and redemption.

About the song, Ellis Ludwig-Leone explains: “I liked the idea of someone’s particular brand of love being misanthropic, kind of a misfit. Always taking rather than giving, always leaving rather than showing up. And then the vicious cycle that accompanies that— if your love is selfish, your only companion ends up being loneliness, which becomes a kind of armor protecting you from ever getting too close. If you never let down the armor, you’re safe, but it ultimately leaves you cold.”

Arms marks a new direction for San Fermin, as they strip away much of the sonic ornamentation they’ve come to be known for in favor of a more raw, direct sound reflective of Ellis Ludwig-Leone’s candid, plainspoken lyrics. The album was written during one of the most difficult moments of Ludwig-Leone’s life, following the dissolution of two relationships. Over the course of the album’s nine stunning tracks, his lyrics move from anger and disappointment to clarity and acceptance in a steady progression reflective of the roller coaster journey that consumed him for the better part of a year.

San Fermin is Ellis Ludwig-Leone (bandleader, songwriter), Allen Tate (vocalist, producer), Claire Wellin (vocalist), Akira Ishiguro (guitar), John Brandon (trumpet), Stephen Chen (saxophone), Tyler McDiarmid (guitar), and Griffin Brown (drums).

San Fermin
Better Company

1) Weird Environment
2) Didn’t Want You To
3) Can’t Unsee It
4) Arms
5) Makes Me Want You
6) My Love is a Loneliness
7) Useful Lies
8) Wasting on Me
9) You Owe Me

San Fermin 2024 Tour Dates:

3/15: Utrecht, NDL – Birds of Paradise Festival
3/21-22: Boise, ID – Treefort Music Fest
3/23: Salt Lake City, UT – The State Room
3/24: Denver, CO – Globe Hall
3/26: St. Paul, MN – Turf Club
3/27: Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
3/28: Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon
3/30: Nashville, TN – The Blue Room
3/31: Columbus, OH – The Basement
4/2: Washington, DC – Atlantis
4/3: Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
4/4: Boston, MA – The Sinclair
4/5: New York, NY – Racket
4/30: San Diego, CA – Casbah
5/1: Los Angeles, CA – Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever
5/3: Pioneertown, CA – Pappy + Harriets
5/4: San Francisco, CA – Independent
5/7: Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
5/9: Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret
5/10: Seattle, WA – Madame Lou’s

Pre-order Arms by San Fermin HERE


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