“The Future’s Female”, is European Sun first release, a simple song for the new decade, a rallying cry for progressive people to have hope in a decade that threatens to be dark.
Songwriter Steve Miles was reflecting on a sad detail of his mother’s childhood, the painfully true story behind the first verse, when he realised that almost all the things that made him despair, threatened the future, or endangered equality in the world had one thing in common: men.
There’s plenty of humour and a sense of playfulness in the song, which never becomes party political or sloganeering, and the light arrangement, a cross between The TV Personalities, Jonathan Richman and Heavenly, never lets the song take itself too seriously.
Bristol-born Steve Miles writes, sings and plays the songs of European Sun.
Rob Pursey and Amelia Fletcher play, sing and produce the songs of European Sun. In the past they were in Talulah Gosh, Heavenly, Marine Research and Tender Trap. These days they perform and record as The Catenary Wires.
“The Future’s Female” also features guest backing vocals from Sarah Corrie (Velocette, Comet Gain).
The song is released on the day the UK leaves the European Union as a reminder of quite how we got there, while the band’s name itself makes sure we never forget that we are still Europeans.
The debut LP by European Sun will be released on WIAIWYA Records in 2020.