I’ve always been a sucker for a music video with some silly dancing in it and the second track from the enigmatic Black Fly ticks all those boxes. Add in his unusual slightly slurred vocal, which I previously compared to Richard Butler of the Psychedelic Furs and Pete Doherty but would also now like to compare to Hamilton Leithauser of The Walkmen, plus a frenzy of dark 80’s referencing robot synth sounds and you’ve got another one of those glorious singles for people that prefer their music to try to stand out rather than fit in. Let’s face it there are a lot of pop stars both new and old trying to fit in rather too hard right now - and that makes the pop landscape very boring.
Two songs in (listen to his first I Don’t Know here) and Black Fly is like an excellent courier of pop music, delivering all the goods.
Black Fly - Sign 2 (Video)