Fearless and meticulous. Fragile and melancholy. Forthright and mighty.
F&M’s forthcoming sixth album, “Lessons From Losers,” is all these and more — a sumptuous blend of dark baroque-pop, erudite lyrics and whimsical arrangements, anchored by the disparate voices of Rebecca and Ryan Anderson.
“Lessons From Losers,” to be released Sept. 21, was born from a snowbound winter comforted by red wine and Paul Auster novels. “The title is meant to be thought- and conversation-provoking rather than a prescriptive statement,” says Ryan. Adds Rebecca: “In our society, winners are often those that pursue their own happiness at any cost. We admire the losers; those that risk their happiness for something they believe in or for those they love — even if it seems to make no sense. We want to celebrate the small beauties of our world and encourage a creative spirit.”
Now, F&M are debuting the first single from that upcoming album, its title track “Lessons From Losers,” exclusively here on Great Dark Wonder. “The song is essentially about giving yourself over to create and reflect,” says singer/multi-instrumentalist Rebecca Anderson. “We risk our happiness for attempts to capture the fleeting beauty of our world.”