FHUR – “Cortisone”


“Cortisone” is a stylish pop success from FHUR, producing a darkly intoxicating fusing of accessible pop and industrial-friendly experimentation, reminiscent of SOPHIE. The grimy bass thumps, nocturnal synths, and vocal momentum complement a gripping narrative, wherein one finds their way from a cold night out in the city. Seeking shelter is a figurative and literal device employed here, with FHUR explaining the title/hook:

“Cortisone is ultimately about a person you go to when you don’t want to think about yourself or a painful situation. They’re like a shelter but also a way to hide. The rhythm and ambience of the song tries to express the rush and urge to try and get out of one’s head to finally breathe again with this person.”

The Italian-born, London-based artist succeeds thoroughly on “Cortisone,” and continues to bolster an ascent — also propelled by being an acclaimed, frequent presence in London’s live music scene since 2021. The production of “Cortisone” compels in its dynamic appeal, from the murky initial descriptors of being “lost in a haze,” to the title-referencing pop quickness within the chorus. “Cortisone” is an engrossing showcase from FHUR.

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Emerging Singles’ Spotify playlist.

We discovered this release via MusoSoup, as part of the artist’s promotional campaign.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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