Fuzzy Lights Share New Single and Video For “Sirens”
New Album “Burials” out 2nd July on Meadows
Cambridge-based post-folk collective, Fuzzy Lights now share the third single “Sirens” from their forthcoming album, Burials, out 2nd July on Meadows.
Lyricist Rachel Watkins explains, “This song deals with the divisions in our society that have been amplified over the last few years since the rise of the far right in mainstream politics and in the media. Its a dark love song that tries to figure out how can we live with one another when there is so much hate and resentment.”
The punchy new single “Sirens” will greet you with this immediate standout guitar tone, ample fuzz, intricate guitar passages, and delicate far-reaching vocal melodies. When the cymbals clash against the dexterous ambiance and the intensity transitions through these high peaks and slower lows, we understand the incredible energy that Fuzzy Lights convey. That energy is best embraced when the outfit ramps up its power and the soundscape grips you with its expressive impression.
K. Craig, who made the video says, “The film for Sirens was collaged from found 16mm footage, macro lens photography and digital animations. The song felt to me like a psilocybin folktale, so I really wanted to suggest occult magazine design of the 60’s & 70’s, mondo freakout films and an atmosphere of the esoteric. Fuzzy Lights’ music is always so atmospheric and beautifully layered, and I wanted to bring this depth and resonance to the film. Old tales, summers gone bad, high strangeness.”
After a hiatus of over eight years Fuzzy Lights, are making a welcome return with their fourth album, Burials – the follow-up to their critically acclaimed album, Rule of Twelfths.
Their sound has been stripped back to its component parts, deconstructed and rebuilt under less obvious influences. There’s a bedrock of folk-rock – predecessors like Trees and Fairport Convention – which is built upon through multiple layers, from the stillness of Talk Talk to the orchestral chaos of Godspeed You! Black Emperor. With Burials, Fuzzy Lights have cultivated these sounds and influences into something new and fresh that distances the album from the rest of the folk-rock crowd.
The most striking element of the songs on this album is how intimate they are. Rachel Watkins has revealed a lot about herself on this record, which have been written from a personal perspective. Raw experiences have been distilled into each piece, her translucent vocals often betraying the content of the songs themselves.
As scenarios, paths, and outcomes shift around us, Burials’ amalgam of glowering, intense instrumentation, timeless melody, and revealing lyricism carves a very particular path through the world. This is music that tears us away from the everyday, not just as a form of escapism, but as a means of self-reflection on hardship and the strategies we develop to overcome it. It is the band’s rawest yet most accomplished statement to date.
Pre-order Burials HERE
Fuzzy Lights are:
Rachel Watkins – violin & vocals
Xavier Watkins – guitar & electronics
Chris Rogers – guitar
Daniel Carney – bass
Mark Blay – drums
Album artwork (photo by Jamie Cameron)
The Graveyard Song
Under The Waves
The Gathering Storm