Fischerspooner have just released a new single, TopBrazil, from their upcoming album Sir, which drops on February 16th via Ultra Records. Its the bands, essentially the project of Warren Fischer and Casey Spooner first album in ten years, and was produced in its entirety by Michael Stipe, with additional production by BOOTS (Beyonce, Run The Jewels, FKA Twigs) and mixing by both Stuart White (Beyonce’s Lemonade) and Andy LeMaster.
Its dark and sensual synth-pop, filled with probing synth lines and slightly angular Depeche Mode-like melodies, without treading on the toes of the lords of the genre. It’s frankly just about as engaging and instantly memorable as you can get anyway, so Fischerspooner are more than comfortable in their own space.
The stunning companion video was directed by Tom C J Brown and features frontman Casey Spooner interwoven into a collage of male bodies becoming one, all the while blurring the lines of masculinity and femininity paired with overt sexuality. Spooner explains, “The video celebrates a pop aesthetic typically reserved for the female archetype and liberates the male form to be sexual, expressive and fearless.” It embodies the album’s resistant narrative as an overtly queer and celebratory body of work in response to the current atmosphere in America.