Today, Andrew Hung — known for his collaborative projects with Fuck Bottons and Beth Orton — releases the new single/video, “Too Much,” from his forthcoming album, Deliverance, out August 11th on Lex Records. Following recent singles “Ocean Mouth” and “Find Out,” Hung’s vocals propel “Too Much” to anthemic heights. Deliverance’s subject matter spans conflict, change, and isolation, and it is Hung’s most sublime creation to date; a colossal statement given the extent of his past iconic work. The album’s themes continue through “Too Much.” Hung says, “This song is like a turbulent river that carries me to wherever it would take me. I’m crying for help in this song, asking for a love to ‘carry me home.. to bury the moon.’ There’s a moment of respite when I find out that listening calms, as if the internal is the external. Maybe this song is the moment the floodgates are released; a moment that feels too much.”
“The video amplifies the track’s themes of disillusionment and weariness but ultimately a hope flourishes and a disregard of fear comes from that embrace,” says Hung. “It’s a dark noirish video that claws for a hidden joy, just like the song itself. I loved playing a part in this incredible video made by a team of very talented filmmakers.”
Director Olly Fawett says, “It was super fun to work with Andrew on the video for ‘Too Much’, straight-away I could relate to the track and that familiar feeling of being overwhelmed and drowning in thoughts, emotions and the craziness of life. To me, the anonymity of living in a city like London is therapeutic in a sense: being able to do anything and pretty much no-one looks twice. The goal was to capture that in the video, with Andrew stopping the car to release a tidal wave of emotion to a city that doesn’t listen, before continuing on his homeward journey. Hope you enjoy!”
Hung has also recently announced a run of instore gigs across the country to celebrate the release of Deliverance. Dates are as follows:
South Records – Southend – 12th August 2pm
Pie & Vinyl – Southsea – 15th August
Rough Trade- Bristol – 16th August
Rough Trade East – London – 17th August
Jumbo – Friday 18th August
Vinyl Tap – Huddersfield – Saturday 19th August
Deliverance follows Hung’s 2021 album, Devastations. On Deliverance, Hung continues his punk ethos by writing, performing, producing and mixing the album himself. He also painted the self-portrait that adorns the cover of the album; his face staring back at you amongst a maelstrom of burning light and whispering shadows. Water, dreams, and love are recurring themes throughout the album, with hope as the central tenet acting as a thread weaving everything together.
As part of Fuck Buttons, Hung has performed headline slots at festivals such as Glastonbury, Green Man, and All Tomorrow’s Parties, and contributed to music that soundtracked key moments in the 2012 London Olympics opening ceremony. He has continued his collaborative streak through writing and producing with Beth Orton on her career redefining album, Kidsticks, as well as contributing to Aimée Osbourne’s debut album, Vacare Adamaré (released under the name ARO). In addition, Hung has worked with cult director Jim Hosking to soundtrack his films The Greasy Strangler (winning best comedy at the Empire Awards), An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn, and Hoskin’s Adult Swim series Tropical Cop Tales. Following countless years of fruitful collaboration, Hung now turns his attention to delivering his own expression.
Deliverance’s subject matter spans conflict, change, and isolation, and it is Hung’s most sublime creation to date; a colossal statement given the extent of his past iconic work.