Manchester risers Fuzzy Sun today share their brand new video for ‘Fake It’, the band’s first single of 2021 taken from a new EP due later this year.
Marking a new era for the four-piece, ‘Fake It’ finds Fuzzy Sun more confident and clear in their identity than ever before. Self-recorded and produced in Stockport, the ambitious, endlessly catchy guitar-driven anthem sees their sound elevated by soaring melodies and new-found cinematic textures – destined for raucous scenes in any live setting.
Speaking about their new direction, vocalist and guitarist Kyle Ross elaborates, “We wanted to make an impact with the new single, pushing a new creative direction for the band, as I think we have really found a sound that excites us and we feel comfortable with.
The song itself is about feeling rather disenchanted with society and putting on a brave face when in fact you feel the complete opposite, which is something we can all relate to. It was inspired by a dark time, with the hope of things getting better.”
The coinciding video, shot at Manchester’s Antwerp Mansion with producer & director Oscar Bernstein sees the band combining their love of David Lynch style cinema with their reputedly energetic live performance.
“With the video, we wanted something that conveys the energy of the tune, and thought a performance would be the best way to get that across, and it was probably an excuse to feel like we were playing live again…” tells Kyle.
“Stylistically I wanted to reference some of my favourite cinema, give it a feel of an early David Lynch short, also Doodlebug by Christopher Nolan was a big reference point. These kind of films, for me, deal with a similar subject matter to the song so I feel like they married up perfectly”.
After a quick start on the scene that saw tours with major UK artists and their first run of European dates, sold out headline shows at Manchester’s Gorilla, Academy 3 and London’s Camden Assembly – Fuzzy Sun, tipped by everyone from NME’s 100 List, CLASH, DORK, Earmilk, Gigwise, BBC Radio 1, BBC 6Music, Radio X and Spotify’s New Music Friday UK and Hot New Bands playlists take on 2021 fuelled by boundless energy and an unstoppable ethos.
‘Fake It’ is out now, taken from a new EP – due late 2021.
Fuzzy Sun will headline Manchester’s Academy 2 on Friday 10th December.
Friday 27th August: Arboretum Garden Bar & Bandstand, Nottingham (w/ Kawala)
Saturday 23rd October: Hit The North, Newcastle
Friday 10th December: Academy 2, Manchester
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