PREMIERE: German-Swiss duo BOY retool comeback single ‘Fit Back In’ with help from Hamburg’s Kaiser Quartett

It’s strange how songs written in specific circumstances can take on new significance in different situations. Written after the loss of lead singer Valeska Steiner’s father, ‘Fit Back In’ was released in May as a teaser track from BOY‘s forthcoming third album and the long-awaited successor to 2015’s We Were Here. The task of fitting back in after such a tragedy makes even familiar places seem strange; of course, this uncertainty draws parallels with parts of the world opening back up in the midst of the pandemic, so it’s certainly a timely song in a broader context.

The version whose video we’re premiering today is a more melancholic spin on the original, aided by a gorgeous string arrangement courtesy of Hamburg’s Kaiser Quartett, and supported by bandmate Sonja Glass on guitar and backing vocals. Tune in below – further details of the duo’s new record will arrive in due course, but it’s broadly pencilled in for early next year.

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