FUR - ‘Nothing (Until Something Else Comes Along)’
Following the success of their self-titled debut EP released on Valentine’s Day earlier this year, the Brighton quartet return with the wonderful ‘Nothing (Until Something Else Comes Along)’. While the song is an instantly recognisable, sepia filtered FUR tune, it is far from romantic. It’s one of those beautiful broken-hearted songs that somehow still makes you want to put on your best 1960’s suit and have a sway.
The band’s new material feels a little more mature than what they’ve put out in the past. It definitely sounds like another classic Fur song but lyrically, the song is completely honest and unfiltered, it shows another side to modern relationships that not many songwriters touch on. Front man Murray sings candidly about the feeling of knowing you don’t want to be with someone anymore, but not really knowing how to go about it – “It was written while I was at the end of a relationship that I didn’t really want to be in anymore but I didn’t know how to tackle it; going back and forth to London, drinking wine on the train. I normally like writing songs that have a slightly wider angle, but I think this one has a more directly biographical feel”.
From the confusion and heartbreak of this situation, came a dreamy, infectious song that only makes fans excited for what’s to come from FUR. The band also treated us to a new music video for the tune – a simple, beautifully shot piece that definitely has some strong Wes Anderson inspiration behind it. The video sees front man Murray singing while staring out of a window, looking out onto a bleak, rainy day; which represents the gloomy reality of the end of a relationship perfectly.
Words by Thalia Traynor
Be sure to catch FUR on their autumn tour later this year!
September 14th – Dublin – Whelans
September 15th – Belfast – Mchuges
September 17th – Nottingham – The Bodega
September 18th – Edinburgh – Sneaky Petes
September 19th – Glasgow – Broadcast
September 21st – Liverpool – Phase One
September 22nd – Birmingham – Sunflower Lounge
September 24th – Bristol – Exchange
September 25th – London – Scala