A month from now, British indietronica/krautrock ensemble Fujiya & Miyagi are returning with their first new album since 2019’s cohesive Flashback, with Slight Variations instead harkening back to the diversity of sounds heard on their 2017 self-titled collection of songs, according to vocalist David Best. “Looking back on other records we’ve made, the longer it took to write and record, the more diverse it ended up sounding,” he shares. “What with one thing and another, this took a long time to come together. If you’ve lost track of our records I think this would be a good place to jump back in.”
After announcing the record with the gleaming “Digital Hangover” and an optical-illusion LP cover, the second single and album-opening title track is a funky nu-disco cut that’s practically impossible not to dance to. “It’s an introspective disco banger, but as I haven’t been out to a club since 2010 my idea of a disco banger is probably different to other peoples’,” Best continues. “It’s a dance anthem for people who don’t want to dance. In simplistic terms, it’s saying that there is more that unites us rather than separates us, and if we could have greater patience and understanding of those differences things would run a lot smoother.”
The single arrives with a lyric video—watch that and find upcoming tour dates below.