FUR have released their new single Grow Up and tour dates for 2021, Getintothis’ Sian Ellis has the details.
The band have been working studiously throughout the year on a host of new material, having made the decision to record prior to the pandemic with James Skelly, who has recently produced two no.1 albums for Blossoms.
The release of Grow Up comes after the success of their self-titled EP last year, on taste-maker label Nice Swan Records.
The new single mixes the tight harmonies of 60’s beat music and McCartney-esque bassline with compelling, woozy melodies, portraying FUR’s signature sound of nostalgic pop/contemporary music mergence.
The track is accompanied by a music video created by the band themselves during lockdown, featuring family footage of each members’ younger years.
Speaking on the new single, front man and guitarist Murray said: “It’s actually quite an old song for us, we’ve come a long way in terms of song writing but sometimes there’s a few songs that were maybe ahead of their time, it took a few arrangements over the last 2 or 3 years to get to this version of ‘Grow Up’ and it feels good to finally have it there for people to hear.”
“The song is about not wanting to grow up and the worries of not enjoying later adult life, it seems fitting to have sat on it for a few years until we have matured.”
Speaking on the music video for Grow Up, Murray added: “The video plays on these themes too, footage of us as young children stacked against footage of us playing across the world. It kind of highlights how your uncertainties or worries you maybe had as a kid can then be completely outweighed by your life taking you to places you’d never expect.”
The band performed at renowned venue Scala in London last year, as part of their biggest headline tour yet. FUR has been working towards a debut album ever since.
The impressive response to previous tracks, such as their early single If You Know That I’m Lonely with nearly 30 million plays between Spotify and Youtube, has placed FUR at the forefront of the UK new music scene.
In addition to the new single, FUR have announced a new headline tour for March 2021.
The dates for the tour are as follows:
March 4: Birmingham, The Castle & Falcon
March 5: Newcastle, The Cluny 2
March 6: Sheffield, The Picturehouse Social
March 7: Manchester, Deaf Institute
March 8: Liverpool, Phase One
March 10: Southampton, Heartbreakers
March 11: Brighton, Prince Albert
March 12: London, Oslo
March 13: Margate, Elsewhere