Brighton bunch FUR have shared a brand new track, ‘Anybody Else But Me’.
Following up on the recently debuted ‘The Fine Line of a Quiet Life’ and ‘When You Walk Away Pt.1’, it’s another taster of their debut album, ‘When You Walk Away’, set to be released on Boy Pablo’s label 777 Music on 5th November.
The band’s Josh Buchanan explains: “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.”
You can check out the video for ‘Anybody Else But Me’ below.