I’ve worked with a lot of people who are 1/100th as successful as her and work in $2,000 a day studios, listen to music through $1,000 speakers, order expensive sushi, have an entourage around them and make it this whole fucking thing. All of those distractions are designed to make the music less and less personal and compelling. I think one of the reasons why she’s so brilliant is that she just simplifies the process. What’s incredible to watch about Taylor is she writes the same way I remember writing when I was 15. Just having an idea and a guitar and working it out. Other times, I’d email her a track I put together that I think she’d like. Twenty minutes later, she’d send me a voice memo of her singing this chorus on top of the track, and 20 minutes after that, she’ll send me a verse idea.
—  Jack Antonoff on working with Taylor Swift (X)
People are finally starting to discuss her artistry—how she’s on the level of some of the great all-time songwriters. The other day my grandmother was asking me about 1989. We’re all talking about it. In my lifetime, I haven’t experienced that since Michael Jackson—that one artist who stands above and unites us all.
—  Jack Antonoff about Taylor Swift and 1989 (Vogue March 2015)
A Message From Nate, Jack & Andrew

hi guys!

A lot of you have been asking us for an update on when to expect new music from fun. As you know, we like to give you guys news and updates when they are ready, but there has been a lot of recent chatter and we hear you and wanted to speak to you directly to explain a few things.so here goes-

first and foremost to answer the question that has been raised most often: fun is not breaking up.

 fun was founded by the 3 of us at a time when we were coming out of our own bands. one thing that has always been so special about fun is that we exist as 3 individuals in music who come together to do something collaborative. we make fun records when we are super inspired to do so. currently nate is working on his first solo album, andrew is scoring films and jack is on tour and working on bleachers music. the 3 of us have always followed inspiration wherever it leads us. sometimes that inspiration leads to fun music, sometimes it leads to musical endeavors outside of fun. we see all of it as part of the ecosystem that makes fun, fun.

 you guys are EVERYTHING to us. honestly. We want to treat YOU GUYS (our amazing fan base) with the respect you deserve; and that is by making music when we are fully ready to make it and never giving you guys anything that is less than 100%. “Some Nights” was a successful album and it would have been very easy for us to jump back in the studio and capitalize on our momentum. but making records and touring when its “good for business” means nothing to us. we make records and tour when we are inspired to do so. that is the very reason why we have built such a special connection with all of you. that is how we can be the most honest to the people who support our music.

It’s also important for you guys to know that the 3 of us are very involved and supportive of all these different projects going on within the fun family at the moment. that fact that our tiny club can produce so many different kinds of music together and as individuals is very special to us.

as always, we’ll keep you guys updated!

all our love

nate, jack and andrew