After recently returning with their long-awaited new EP ‘ultrarama’, marking the first piece of new material since their highly praised 2019 debut album ‘I CAN’T EVEN SPEAK ENGLISH‘, London trio, by way of Bologna, Italy, Husky Loops are back once again with their new single “Acting Stupid”.

Exploring more of that broad and innovative approach to indie-rock they are known for, “Acting Stupid” sees them build upon the buzz behind ‘ultrarama’ with style and aplomb throughout. With its warped and almost psychedelic aesthetic, they are continuing this comeback with some of their most captivating releases yet.

Adding about the new offering, they said, “Acting Stupid is a bizarre song about relationships ending. It explores the concept of love being too good to be real. I was interested in the contrast between feeling that fresh, spring-like excitement of a new hope and, fast-forward to the end, wishing you could be like the person that ends the relationship: meaning that you wish you could move on too and be, perhaps, a little colder and more careless. Nowadays, the more logical approach is seen as the better approach, but we all act silly when we meet someone special, at any age and in any circumstance. I wanted to delve into that with this song. “Love sounds too good to exist” and “Sometimes I wish I was more like you” encapsulate the idea. My character loves showing care and romanticism, but once that is not returned, he is hit in the face by reality: a cold world where the innocence of love is seen as insignificant.

“Musically, we were inspired by the passing of time and its grooves… how your mood and approach change and, therefore, tape machines, time modulation, and weird fluttery noises invaded the whole track. I could hear slight anxiety and obsession in the sounds, and I liked that. We loved how everything was also left unclear and distorted. It all felt quite honest, like a cassette recording found in an abandoned warehouse.”

Led by Danio Forni, a musician and producer of rare talent. Recently he has worked with an amazing cast of musicians, including Fred Again, Willow Kayne, twst, Joy Anonymous, Jacknife Lee, Kari Faux, Oscar Scheller, Boy Better Know, Superorganism, Kai Bosch, Jelani Blackman, Cosmorat, and more. Prodigiously creative and forward-thinking, Danio is one of the most in-demand producers in the UK right now.

Husky Loops have toured with The Kills, Placebo and Spoon and opened for David Byrne. They previously signed to Danger Mouses label 30th Century Records, collaborated with Rankin and Sergei Polunin and had Fred Again co-produce their track “Love You Wrong”.

They’ve historically had huge support at radio, including Hottest Record and Tune of The Week on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show – landmark moments that followed multiple plays from Annie in the past, Clara Amfo, Huw Stephens, Jack Saunders, Mistajam, Maya Jama, Nick Grimshaw, Phil Taggert and John Kennedy, illustrating the band’s ability to reach across different musical worlds. 

Husky Loops are:
Danio Forni – vocals and guitar
Tommaso Medica – bass
Pietro Garrone – drums and samples


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