Life on the road for Cy Curnin is both a life of rest and a life of work.
After more than 40 years, this is what he still loves.
“It’s a lot of hanging out,” he says. “It should be hell, but I love having these kinds of days.”
Curnin is the singer of the English rock band The Fixx.
The group was formed in 1979 and has seen success over the years. Throughout their decades-long career, the band amassed hits such as “One Thing Leads to Another”, “Saved By Zero”, “Are We Ourselves?”, “Secret Separation”, “Red Skies”, ” Stand or Fall, ”“ Hunted ”and“ Deeper and Deeper. ”
“Deeper and Deeper” was featured in the soundtrack of the 1984 movie “Streets of Fire”.
Curnin and the gang – which also includes Adam Woods, Rupert Greenall, Jamie West-Oram, and Dan K. Brown – are back with some new music. The Fixx recently released the single “Wake Up” and is on tour. A new album, “Every Five Seconds”, is due out in early 2022.
“It’s finally great to release something,” he says. “We’ve been sitting on new music for a while. The new record is also supposed to be out, and we can see the light at the end of the tunnel. “
Over the years, Curnin says, making music has become easier for the band.
“I think we’ve become more self-critical,” he says. “Back then, we were young and invincible. Now there is a little more thinking. We measure twice and cut once.
With a 40-year career, The Fixx has built a catalog that serves as the backdrop for a generation.
Curnin says it’s important to remember the songs because they were able to last.
“We also want to show how we have evolved both as humans and as musicians,” he says. “The new single is in the set, and it’s a big teasing for the full album. We went through 30 songs and selected 20 songs that we could evolve throughout the tour.
Curnin says the stress is gone now that the group is in its fourth decade.
“We know each other so well and we play with our strengths,” he says. “It’s time for us to let the spirit into the night. We stay focused on that. We keep the legacy of the band alive and do not make any bold political statements because of the times we live in. Fixx music was alive before today’s mess. We love to bring people back into the spirit of music and community.