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The Psychedelic Furs release new song 'Evergreen'

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The cult post-punk band The Psychedelic Furs have shared their new track ‘Evergreen’ on streaming platforms. The release follows last year’s come-back song, ‘Made Of Rain’, which saw the group release their first record in 30 years. Now, the band are firing on all cylinders, amping up the excitement for their upcoming ‘Made Of Rain’ tour with a new release.

The Psychedelic Furs were one of the most successful post-punk bands of the 1980s but always retained a sense of being a cult phenomenon. Their song ‘Love My Way’ was recently used in Luca Guadagnino’s coming-of-age romance Call Me By Your Name and, as a result, the group have gained a renewed relevance.

‘Evergreen’ was one of the tracks leftover from the ‘Made Of Rain’ recording sessions, produced with the studio wizardry of David Maurice and Guns N’ Roses’ Richard Fortus. Combining pounding drums, layered guitar lines, and doom-laden vocal melodies, ‘Evergreen’ feels like a natural extension of the moody soundscape contained within ‘Made of Rain’.

The track is reflective of a group of musicians who have lived a lot of life and are now able to look back on their past with a keener eye. Frontman Richard Butler describes the song as “about memory and the passing of time.” Butler has always revered David Bowie, and in this track his vocal style seems to contain all of the iconic singer’s latter-day idiosyncracies, evoking the gothic grandeur of Blackstar. It is a raucous, blow-out of a track which demonstrates that, whilst thirty years may have passed, The Psychadelic Furs are as vital as ever.

The Psychadelic Furs will 2021 tour will begin later this month, taking the band across North America and Europe. Although tickets are selling fast, you can still grab one by following this link.

Take a listen to ‘Evergreen’ below.

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