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San Fermin Share Video for New Song “Hunger” and Announce New Tour Dates

Single Out Now via Better Company/Sony Music Masterworks

Jun 27, 2019 Photography by Denny Renshaw
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San Fermin, the orchestral rock band led by Ellis Ludwig-Leone, have shared a brand new song, "Hunger," via a video for the track. It's the band's first single for Better Company, Ludwig-Leone's new imprint with Sony Music Masterworks. San Fermin have also announced some new tour dates. Check out the video and tour dates below.

Ludwig-Leone had this to say about the song in a press release: "'The Hunger' is the result of a late-night discussion with a female friend about the difficulties of dating in the city. There's a line, 'why'd I wear these fucking shoes,' that's basically lifted right from that conversation. I think there's something heroic in the process of getting your hopes up time and again, even in the face of constant disappointment. The singer is Samia, who came into the studio and nailed it right away, with this mixture of I-don't-give-a-shit energy and vulnerability that's perfect for the song. In the verse, she describes an endless string of bad dates-even the melody is a relentless monotone that leaves her out of breath. But then when the chorus hits, there's a modulation in the harmony that reflects the mental gymnastics required to do it all over again. It's both a release and an attempt to psych herself up for another round. Trying to project confidence while dealing with disappointment and insecurity is an experience I think a lot of people can relate to."

Of the video, Ludwig-Leone adds: "With the video, I wanted to illustrate the euphoria that happens when she finally stops caring about what the other person thinks. All the accumulated wine glasses and detritus from past failures gets destroyed and she just let's go and dances."

San Fermin's last two albums were 2017's Belong and 2015's Jackrabbit.

Read our 2015 interview with San Fermin.

San Fermin Tour Dates:

October:

16 - Concord, NH - Bank of New Hampshire Stage
17 - Boston, MA - The Sinclair
18 - Montreal, QC - Fairmount
19 - Toronto, ON - The Mod Club
20 - Pittsburgh, PA - Thunderbird Music Hall
22 - Grand Rapids, MI - Pyramid Scheme
25 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall
26 - Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line Music Hall
27 - Winnipeg, MB - Park Theater
29 - Edmonton, AB - Starlite Ballroom
30 - Calgary, AB - Commonwealth

November:

1 - Vancouver, BC - New Hollywood Theater
2 - Seattle, WA - Neumo's
3 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
7 - San Francisco, CA - August Hall
8 - Los Angeles, CA - Lodge Room
9 - Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar
10 - Santa Fe, NM - Meow Wolf      
13 - Denver, CO - Globe Hall
15 - Dallas, TX - Kessler Theater
16 - Austin, TX - Mohawk
17 - Houston, TX - Heights Theater
19 - Atlanta, GA - Aisle 5
20 - Carrboro, NC - The ArtsCenter
22 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
23 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer

December:

6 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel

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