Mick Fury’s “State Of The Union” Investigates The Death Of The American Dream

Syracuse, NY-born singer/songwriter Mick Fury takes a generational look at his 90s origin and previous decades when it comes to the state of the world. His latest single, “State of the Union,” is about how the American Dream has “disappeared under the weight of student loans, unreasonable job qualifications, financial crashes” and more.

Fury says:

Growing up in a small town, listening to Springsteen, I thought I could be somebody. Hoped, maybe, is a better word, I hoped I could escape and get somewhere. As I went through school all my friends had the same idea, but along the way the American Dream got stolen out from under our pillow. It was there one minute, and the next time we checked it was buried beneath $100,000 in student loans, tied up behind needing a Masters degree to get an entry level  job, shredded by Boomers who weren’t ready to retire, ever. So we waited, and fought, and watched as the government continued to help corporations and left us out to dry.

His upcoming full-length album, 1981-1996, out June 23, 2023, examines “what it is to be part of a generation blamed for problems they didn’t create, that also acts as a rallying cry.”

Mick Fury originally found success with his hard rock band Silent Fury, touring and opening for everyone from Vertical Horizon, to the Spin Doctors, Stone Temple Pilots, and more. The frenetic pace they lived at was unsustainable and they needed a change. 

After Fury and his band moved to Nashville, he tried his hand as a solo artist. Fury soundtracked the 2022 Cole Hauser-led feature film Panama, as the songwriter and musical composer for the project. At the same time, he pulled his Rock and Roll collaborators back together and began plotting for a new Rock/Americana album, which resulted in 1981-1996

He adds:

This album is a natural evolution of my entire career. I began as an acoustic guitar player without a clue, grew into an angry hard rock singer, morphed again into a Nashville country singer-songwriter, and now I’m on the other side of life as an ornery, thoughtful, hungry, rock singer-songwriter.

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