Fun have responded to rumours that they’ve split up by stating they are still together, but that they are all focusing on solo projects at the moment.
The band, who reached Number One in the UK and US with ‘We Are Young’ in 2011, posted a message on Facebook yesterday (February 5) informing fans that while they have no solid plans to follow 2012 album ‘Some Nights’, they remain a group and support each other in one another’s lone ventures.
2014 saw Jack Antanoff of the group release his debut album under the name Bleachers, as well as working with Grimes and Taylor Swift. Lead singer Nate Ruess, meanwhile, collaborated with Eminem and Pink. Bleacher play their first UK gig later this month (February) in London.
“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,” the Facebook message begins.
It continues: “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.”
Fun’s most high-profile recent performance came in 2013 when they joined Queen on stage in Las Vegas, with frontman Nate Ruess performing Freddie Mercury’s vocals on ‘Somebody to Love’ and ‘Fat Bottomed Girls’.