FUR Mask Discomfort In New Playful Video “Anybody Else But Me” 

From their upcoming debut album ‘When You Walk Away’

Photo: Julia Nala

FUR has unveiled their latest video “Anybody Else But Me,” a track dedicated to the modern youth who are struggling with being comfortable with themselves. The video, directed by Vailisa Forbes, showcases the band wearing masks that are mildly creepy. Taken from their upcoming album When You Walk Away, which will be out on November 5th, “Anybody Else But Me” speaks to our inner youth spirit who has experienced the weird discomfort of being ourselves:

“‘Anybody Else But Me’ is a tongue in cheek anthem for self-effacing youth, uncomfortable in their own skin. Growing up I always wanted to be more like my musical heroes but I was under the assumption that when I reached this age I would be more comfortable in my own skin. The songs main hook/refrain is a nod to some of The Cure’s more ‘pop’ efforts, as Robert Smith was always a hero of mine growing up. While the song tackles self-loathing and introversion, its juxtaposed by the uptempo instrumental and playful lyrics of wanting ‘be like Elvis,’ probably the original modern frame of reference for exuding confidence and cool. I think the contrast between the lyrical theme and the music creates a playful and tongue in cheek atmosphere that is as much about self-loathing as it is celebrating that we are who we are, and we’re always going to fall short when comparing ourselves to the people we’ve placed on a pedestal in our minds. As linear beings we can always evolve and improve on the self, and maybe the self-scrutiny that comes with lacking in confidence isn’t always a bad thing, as long as its acted on in a positive way.”

The band will kick off their tour next March.

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES

03.12.22 – Brick & Mortar – San Francisco, CA

03.13.22 – Zebulon – Los Angeles, CA

03.14.22 – Casbah – San Diego, CA

03.21.22 – Songbyrd – Washington, DC

03.22.22 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA

03.24.22 – Elsewhere Zone One – New York, NY

03.29.22 – Drake – Toronto, ON

03.30.22 – Sleeping Village – Chicago, IL

03.31.22 – 7th St. Entry – Minneapolis, MN

04.04.22 – Barboza – Seattle, WA

04.05.22 – Fox Cabaret – Vancouver, BC

04.06.22 – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR