“Real Men Don’t Cry (War On Pride)” is the third single from Fanny Lumsden’s #1 ARIA Country Album chart album “Real Class Act”. It follows “Roll On” and “Elastic Waistband” which have spent a combined total of 42 weeks on The Music Network Country Airplay chart and both reached #1 on the Country Music Channel Top 50 video chart.
The release of this poignant single and video follows the announcement of “Real Class Act” as a finalist for ‘Best Country Album’ in the 2018 ARIA Awards and as Fanny hits the road for the “Under Our Hills Hoist” Tour.
Message from Fanny:
My name is Edwina Lumsden, but most people call me Fanny. I grew up on a farm in western NSW, the eldest of 4 siblings. I was brought up, like most people through that time where "She’ll be right".
You learn that you are meant to be tough and dare not show vulnerability. Man-up. Take it on the chin. Don’t be a wuss. These were the rules and they crossed generations and demographics.
It’s a world as my Dad said in a poem he wrote about the Millennial drought, where "you’re okay on the surface, but deep down you know you’ve really had enough."
A world where real men don’t cry.
Pride is a funny thing. It makes us stand up for things and it also makes us hide. However, it can become a wall that’s prevents us asking for help, telling people we love them, letting loved ones know we are not okay, we need a little support, a little help. It prevents us showing our vulnerability.
So, I call a war on pride. That type. The type that’s preventing a father telling his son he has done a good job. The type that stops you asking for a hand. That prevents you from showing that vulnerability.
Bob Hawke cried on the telly - twice and didn’t apologise, sparking a discussion about public display of vulnerability. So, I call bullshit. Real men do cry and showing that, is the toughest thing you can do."
“So, I declare a war on pride.
Not the decent sort, but the kind
The kind that says real men don’t cry.”
Fanny Lumsden, October 2018
“Fanny Lumsden is the future of Australian Country music”
Samuel Leighton-Dore, The Brag
“They play Australiana, but it’s a new kind, they make it their own.”
Rolling Stone Magazine
“...What Lumsden does cleverly is paint pop colours and shapes over a roots music framework, but while doing so she also addresses some weighty and important issues…”
“UNDER OUR HILLS HOIST” TOUR DATES:
Tickets & Info – www.fannylumsden.net/gig-guide
Fri Oct 19 Tweed Heads, NSW Twin Towns Club (Supporting Troy Cassar-Daley)
Sat Oct 20 Carabost, NSW - Under Our Hills Hoist*
Fri Oct 26 Moonan Flat, NSW - Under Our Hills Hoist
Sat Oct 27 Kurri Kurri, NSW - Under Our Hills Hoist*
Sun Oct 28 Capertee, NSW - Under Our Hills Hoist*
Mon Oct 29 Orange, NSW - Under Our Hills Hoist
Fri Nov 2 Swan Hill, VIC - Under Our Hills Hoist*
Sat Nov 2 Mulwala, NSW - Under Our Hills Hoist
Sat Nov 10 Canberra, ACT - Under Our Hills Hoist*
Sun Nov 11 Canberra, ACT - Under Our Hills Hoist
Sun Nov 18 Thurgoona, NSW - Under Our Hills Hoist*
Thur Nov 22 Camperdown, NSW - The Newsagency
Fri Nov 23 Thirroul, NSW - Franks Wild Years - On the Beach Sessions
Sat Dec 1 Coonawarram, SA - Under Our Hills Hoist
Thur Dec 6 Ballarat, VIC - The Lost Ones – Basement bar