FUR have shared a new song, ‘Anybody Else But Me’, the latest offering from their upcoming debut album. The track comes paired with a music video directed by Vasilisa Forbes. Check it out below.
The band’s Josh Buchanan shared the following statement about the 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, 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.
FUR’s When You Walk Away is out November 5 via 777 Music. So far, the band have previewed the LP with the singles ‘The Fine Line of a Quiet Life’ and ‘When You Walk Away Pt.1’.