Tuesday, September 19, 2023

The Only Humans - "Funeral Song"

Boston's The Only Humans formed in 2015 as a folk trio and have since evolved into a five-piece band that uses string arrangements and synth melodies. Their latest single, "Funeral Song," tells the story of a couple discussing what to do when one outlives the other. Despite the subject matter, the song is oddly upbeat and fun. It's a catchy as hell folk-pop song with plenty of quirky elements to keep it from being run of the mill folk-pop. It's a genre that can be quite cookie cutter at times, but nothing about "Funeral Song" follows the standard forms of the genre. The Only Humans are keeping things fresh and compelling.

You can watch the video for "Funeral Song" below. The Only Humans are playing a single release show at The Burren in Somerville on September 29. For more on The Only Humans, check out the band's website.

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