Chicago duo The Funs releasing ‘My Survival,’ share “Don’t Let Go,” playing Pitchfork Fest afterparty w/ Parquet Courts
Chicago residents Jessee Rose Crane and Philip Jerome Lesicko have been making noisy pop as The Funs since 2009, balancing melody, emotion and dissonance adeptly. You can make comparisons to other bands but they've definitely figured out their own thing. Their latest album, My Survival, will be out in September via Manic Static and we've got the premiere of "Don't Let Go" in this post. Here's what Jessee Rose Crane says about the song:
Focusing on genuine relationships not losing sight of the present and who you really are. In an age of consumerism cutting fake people out your life to focus on building something positive and tangible for yourself. Choosing to spend time with People who really have your back. Going against the grain and swimming up stream to really find yourself.
""Don't Let Go" is about not losing yourself to the constant distraction of social media and thoughtless consumption. I really love mindful conversations face to face without a smart phone there degrading that experience. Good open conversations are one the most inspiring things to me. They turn my brain on. That connection can't be forced or planned or fake. It's about waiting and wanting to have a vulnerable relationship with someone that really understands you."
Stream "Don't Let Go" below.
If you're in Chicago for Pitchfork Fest this weekend, The Funs are playing an afterparty on Friday (7/17) at Thalia Hall with Parquet Courts and Piss Piss Piss Moan Moan Moan.