Humble Fire – Mad World

Let’s take a quick break from our review of Tiny Desk Contest vids to bring you the latest from dream pop band Humble Fire. Veterans of our Millennium Stage series, they follow up their gorgeous sophomore album Builder with this cover of “Mad World”, the 1982 breakout hit by Tears For Fears. The current political climate, inescapable sometimes in DC, is an obvious influence for this somber song, but Humble Fire turn up the juice for this polished, modern version. The lush music video comes from director Jen Meller, now based in NY but still a big visual contributor to DC’s music scene through collabs with Blight Records. Humble Fire celebrate this release tonight at the Pie Shop with support from Baltimore band Super City.

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