The northern masters of upbeat melodies have virtually come together to bring us an effervescent, bittersweet track full of hope and disco-ball defiance. ‘A Modern Kind Of Blue’ is out now, sharing the band’s thoughts and fears for the contemporary predicaments we find ourselves in.
Backed with the digital b-side, ‘Sorry Honey’, the fizzing five-piece also take the opportunity to switch on the light at the end of the lockdown tunnel and announce a series of four, rearranged UK dates for September 2020.
‘A Modern Kind Of Blue’ follows the surprise release of recent single, ‘Warm Nights’, with b-side, ‘Don’t Play The Fool’, keeping theirs and fans’ spirits high in testing times.
The video features a hand-washing demonstration, some wholesome plant watering, and home-video style clips of the band in their respective homes. We see an oscillation between high-resolution and webcam quality clips, which only adds to the endearing nature of the video – it’s an open insight into the homes and daily lives of Fuzzy Sun during this isolated, sometimes monotonous time.
Despite every note chiming with optimism, the single affords the band a rare moment of emotional introspection with lyrics that lay bare the pain of heartbreak. An anthem of timely resilience, the band cryptically describes the track in the following simple terms: “Sentimental. Nostalgia. Suspicion. Retrospect. Toxic. Birth. Love. Death. Persistence. Melancholic. Ambivalence.”
Frontman, Kyle Ross, bassist, Lewis Jobson, drummer, Mitch Bancroft, keys player, George Fitzgibbon and guitarist, Raffaele Pani remain unmoved in Fuzzy Sun’s ongoing mission to radiate their good vibes on the music world.
The current line-up of Fuzzy Sun’s ‘post-lockdown tour’ UK dates are as follows, with tickets on sale now via links at www.fuzzysunband.com
- Sat 12 Sep – London, Omeara
- Wed 16 Sep – Nottingham, The Bodega Social Club
- Thu 17 Sep – Glasgow, The Garage (Attic Bar)
- Fri 18 Sep – Manchester, Academy 2