FUR returned last month with their new single “The Fine Line Of A Quiet Life” and the announcement of their signing to Boy Pablo’s 777 Music, an independent record label based in Norway. The 4-piece from Brighton have now released the video for the track, and how the heck it was filmed on that bus I will never know!
FUR are on a journey to the chalk-white cliffs of Seven Sisters in East Sussex and their fellow passengers look pretty non-plussed by their music performance, until some bottles are passed around, and then the party begins. Passengers and band are one big happy family by the time they reach their destination. The comic timing is perfect and the quirkiness reminds me of Supergrass.
Leader singer Will said of the track:
“The Fine Line Of A Quiet Life” is a documentation of mixed messages you give yourself and take from others about where you feel you should be in your life and where you’re at. It’s about self-reflection and understanding. It’s about detaching yourself from situations you’ve already been in and know the outcome of. Much like growing up, you learn not to do certain things, and slowly but surely, you learn that there’s a ‘fine line’ of what lifestyle becomes acceptable the older you get and also what you can hack as an adult (that maybe doesn’t feel too much like one). The feeling of regret and ‘how could I be so blind’ that everyone has felt in relationships that really only comes out once it’s done is something that also goes hand in hand with a mutual respect for a collapsed relationship, and that there’s no undoing of things you’ve done — it’s best to just move on and suck it up.”
It’s interesting how we find common themes and inspirations for songs at particular times. Right now, bands are reflecting the need to not be so judgemental of ourselves, particularly in comparison with others. We all make mistakes, and we all have experiences that, however difficult, help us to grow. So let’s celebrate our individuality and not dwell on those moments we would rather forget.