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Andrew Hung (Fuck Buttons) releases new solo album "Devastations" + shares video for "Goodbye"

Andrew Hung releases new album "Devastations" on Lex Records + Shares new video for "Goodbye" Watch / Share HERE


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Selected press for Devastations: "Andrew Hung brings the noise. It’s what he does best." - DIY "The music is as grand and wrought as the title implies." - DJ Mag "The cumulative effect makes for an often irresistible record of pure pop joy, which demands wider attention while broadening an already sprawling creative palette." - Electronic Sound “...vocals invoke the ragged vulnerability of vintage Ian Curtis or Marc Almond.” - Uncut "Propulsive beats, angular instrumentation and stark, yearning vocals" - Future Music "A dark feel, an angsty torch song with a lot of orchestral drama" - Brooklyn Vegan "Digging deep, Hung plows the universal and comes up with a most stunning, expansive solo album; a unifying call to reach beyond ourselves for what connects us. A sentiment we all need more than ever." - Monolith Cocktail -- Today, artist and musician Andrew Hung returns with the release of his much-anticipated second solo album “Devastations”, which is out via Lex Records. The album marks Hung's first new solo material since his 2017 breakthrough debut “Realisationship”, and continues to see him shatter expectations with his bold and unique new direction of expression, earning plaudits across a vast array of press and radio. Whereas his debut album saw his personal new form of articulation manifest, the new album sees Hung further hone and actualise a sound that is entirely his own. “Devastations” is the ecstatic cry of colour found between light and dark. The album documents a transitional period in Hung’s life; a stepping out from the shadows. Hung explores the deepest recesses of his psyche and in doing so finds himself reconciling the light and dark within. Underlying the propulsive beats and flashes of noise is a melodic tenderness that weaves throughout the album; an offering hand emerging from a turbulent sky. The deepening of inner space becomes an exploration of the universal; a new beginning from the devastations of old worlds. Speaking about the album Hung says, "Devastations is a breaking out from the prisms of perceptions into the infinite hope we all hold deep inside. Alongside the release, Hung has also shared a video for album closer "Goodbye". The cathartic new song is a fitting end to the new album, transcending Hung's glitchy electronic sensibilities with emphatic instrumentation, which repeatedly peaks before fragmenting and reassembling around Hung's sanguine vocals. Going on to speak about the track, he says "My songs are my subconscious talking to itself, and this is about how it tried to say goodbye to itself. Well in a way it succeeded because the excavation of self I underwent has allowed my subconscious to breathe again. I hope." WATCH THE VIDEO FOR “GOODBYE” HERE:



“Goodbye” is the fourth single to be taken from Hung’s new album, following shortly after "Wave", and "Promises", which was accompanied by a video directed by cult director Jim Hosking, who Hung has previously worked with soundtracking “The Greasy Strangler” (winner best comedy at the Empire awards) and “An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn”. The video features Joe Walters, who starred in “The Greasy Strangler”. Prior to that" Hung released “Space”, which was the first track to be taken from the album, earning critical acclaim from the likes of Stereogum, The Line Of Best Fit, Brooklyn Vegan, CLASH and more. In support of the new album, Hung will be taking part in a listening party with Tim Burgess at 9pm GMT (4pm ET / 1pm PT), where he, Burgess and fans will listen through the album together whilst he talks through the songs and answers questions. It will take place on Tim's Listening Party's Twitter profile HERE. Similarly, Hung will also be taking part in a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" Q&A on r/music on Thursday 24th June at 7pm GMT (2pm ET/11am PT).


Single artwork by Andrew Hung

“Devastations” also marks Andrew’s first new solo material since his 2017 breakthrough debut “Realisationship”, which saw him shatter expectations with his bold and unique new direction of expression, earning plaudits across a vast array of press and radio. As co-founder of the highly influential noise-electronic duo, Fuck Buttons, Hung’s work has brought about three critically acclaimed albums as well as seeing him tour extensively with headline shows at the Kentish Town Forum, Glastonbury, Green Man and All Tomorrow’s Parties, as well as having music featured on the 2012 Olympics opening ceremony. Since Fuck Button’s hiatus, Hung has become known not only for his solo material, but also for his work on film soundtracks and as a songwriter and producer. Notable songwriting collaborations include the likes of artist Beth Orton on her career redefining album “Kidsticks” as well as, Aimée Osbourne for her debut album “Vacare Adamaré” (released under the name ARO). “Devastations” sees Andrew Hung push himself to the fore with his most candid and introspective material to date and sees a clear statement of intent in his creative odyssey. Hung wrote, performed, produced and mixed the whole album himself. He also painted the self-portrait that adorns the cover of the album. The oil painting further illuminates the artist’s intentions in his work; it depicts the artist stepping out of a shadowy world, partially lit by the bright light of the sun. “Devastations” is out now via Lex Records – Buy / Stream HERE


Album artwork by Andrew Hung

Devastations 18th June Lex Records Tracklisting: 1. Battle 2. Promises 3. Brother 4. Colour 5. Light 6. Wave 7. Space 8. Goodbye Follow Andrew Hung: FACEBOOK TWITTER INSTAGRAM LEX RECORDS