The indie pop outfit announces the release of their new album SOME NIGHTS, as We Are Young (feat. Janelle Monae) earns airplay and critical commendations. Keep reading for full story and behind the scenes video.
fun. has announced the upcoming release of their eagerly awaited album: “SOME NIGHTS” arrives in stores and at all digital retailers on February 21, 2012.
Having earned widespread acclaim with their 2009 debut album, AIM AND IGNITE, fun. decided to raise the stakes with this album, their first on Fueled ByRamen, by teaming with noted producer Jeff Bhasker (Kanye West, Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, Beyonce, Drake).
fun. – “All Alright” In-Studio Video featuring a local Children’s choir in New York:
The first single from SOME NIGHTS, We Are Young (Feat. Janelle Monáe), recently featured on Glee, is available now via all digital retailers. The single has already generated quite a buzz, hitting the top 5 on iTunes’ “Top Alternative Songs”.
Tonight fun. celebrates the imminent arrival of SOME NIGHTS with a sold-out hometown headline show at New York’s Bowery Ballroom. The critically acclaimed indie pop combo will then cross the country for an equally sold-out Los Angeles appearance, slated for November 14 at the world famous Troubadour.
The bi-coastal headline dates follow fun.’s recent 15-city trek supporting their “We Are Young” collaborator, Janelle Monáe, who has nothing but the highest praise for her tourmates, hailing the band as “incredible musicians.”
“Nate Ruess’ voice is legendary,” Monáe added. “Their music is special. To watch fun. is to perhaps watch the renaissance of Queen mixed with their own fresh approach to music.”
fun. began in 2008 when Nate Ruess teamed up with Andrew Dost and Jack Antonoff to meld an array of diverse inspirations into their own irresistible and freewheeling pop songcraft. The band drew immediate attention for their contemporary rethinking of classic 70s pop, where ornate arrangements and inspired orchestrations meet present-day rock ‘n’ roll. Fit to burst with richly prolix lyricism and intricate melodic twists and turns, AIM AND IGNITE earned copious critical praise: Paste praised their “bubbly, pop-synth songs,” while The Huffington Post noted that “(fun. has) been quite on a roll since the release of their well-received debut.”
The band built upon this formula for SOME NIGHTS, working with producer Jeff Bhasker to evolve their sound by marrying their robust melodies with elements of hip-hop.
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