McFly is currently smashing with their brand new single ‘You’re Not Special,’ but unlike the title, we think they are really special to us!
‘You’re Not Special’ is the third single from McFly’s latest album Young Dumb Thrills, which was released in November 2020 and is also their first studio record in 10 years. The album rocketed to No. 2 on the UK Official Album Chart upon the release, which is remarkable since it’s the band’s highest-charting album since Wonderland in 2003. The band also described Young Dumb Thrills as “naturally and quintessentially us” which we believe since it truly reflects McFly’s signature style.
With the 80’s synths, ‘You’re Not Special’ is an infectious groovy record produced by Jason Perry alongside McFly who have penned down some heart-touching inspirational lyrics like “Everybody is just like you. You’re not special.” Okay McFly, we heard ya! But that’s not all. The single arrived with an official music video and nostalgia seems to be the key theme as in the video, the boys are remembering the days gone by. Directed by Dave Spearing, the video is filmed on a beach in the Lake District. Where you find Danny Jones, Tom Fletcher, Dougie Poynter, and Harry Judd walking along the shore while having flashbacks from the past of their younger characters on a road trip- driving down the countryside, exploring and drinking while spending quality time with each other.
If you haven’t already, enjoy watching the the video below:
Recently, McFly also launched a streaming channel, McFly Total Access online platform, last year where they share exclusive video content, live stream performances, and band Q&As only for £9.99 per month. It’s a unique way to connect with their large fan-base and providing special content and opportunities to get close to the band in a way never seen before. McFly Total Access annual members also get first access to tickets, early entry and the bands follow on Instagram.
McFly is one of the most successful chart acts of their era and known for being a rock-solid musical unit. A line they’d say in interviews – “It’s not always easy, but McFly’s here forever” was embraced by their fans as a kind of unofficial band mantra. Now living out the next chapter in their story, the band remains hungry and ambitious. But at the same time, they know precisely where their priorities lie going forward.
In the words of Harry Judd,
“We want as many people as possible to hear our new music and when we can, we want to go out and play for our fans. But for us, nothing will ever beat being able to hang out with your mates and make amazing music that you love. For us, that’s what McFly is always going to be about.”
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