Despite original rumors that the band was working on new music, speculation has claimed that Indie-Pop phenomenon Fun. were in the midst of a break-up. You may remember this group as the creators of “We Are Young” and “Some Nights”, hits that have since yet to be followed up with anything besides the album they reside on.
Nat Ruess has been songwriting and featured in a number of popular songs by artists such as Eminem and P!nk. Jack Antonoff, meanwhile, worked with his own solo project Bleachers. Andrew Dost, a skilled multi-instrumentalist, scored Jack Black’s The D Train. While all three have been working on their own projects, whispers suggest that they will not be reuniting again.
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But Fun. had something to say about that! Billboard Magazine helped share a statement by the band, who posted a long explanation on their official website and multiple social media outlets. You can read that long message denying a split and describing their current state below. And of course, for more Fun. music you can purchase a CD or buy concert tickets here.
A lot of you have been asking us for an update on when to expect new music from fun. As you know, we like to give you guys news and updates when they are ready, but there has been a lot of recent chatter and we hear you and wanted to speak to you directly to explain a few things.
so here goes-
first and foremost to answer the question that has been raised most often: fun is not breaking up.
fun was founded by the 3 of us at a time when we were coming out of our own bands. one thing that has always been so special about fun is that we exist as 3 individuals in music who come together to do something collaborative. we make fun records when we are super inspired to do so. currently nate is working on his first solo album, andrew is scoring films and jack is on tour and working on bleachers music. the 3 of us have always followed inspiration wherever it leads us. sometimes that inspiration leads to fun music, sometimes it leads to musical endeavors outside of fun. we see all of it as part of the ecosystem that makes fun, fun.
you guys are EVERYTHING to us. honestly. We want to treat YOU GUYS (our amazing fan base) with the respect you deserve; and that is by making music when we are fully ready to make it and never giving you guys anything that is less than 100%. Some Nights was a successful album and it would have been very easy for us to jump back in the studio and capitalize on our momentum. but making records and touring when its “good for business” means nothing to us. we make records and tour when we are inspired to do so. that is the very reason why we have built such a special connection with all of you. that is how we can be the most honest to the people who support our music.
It’s also important for you guys to know that the 3 of us are very involved and supportive of all these different projects going on within the fun family at the moment. that fact that our tiny club can produce so many different kinds of music together and as individuals is very special to us.
as always, we’ll keep you guys updated!
all our love
nate, jack and andrew
UPDATE #1: Billboard began to tweet about how the band was calling it quits due to “personal aggrevations”, and Jack Antonoff had a few words of choice for those rumors. Meanwhile, Nate Ruess spoke with Rolling Stone and clarified a bit on the relations between members. You can read about that interview here. We know nothing save for what has been shared through the band, and will keep this story updated as it unfolds.
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