Vancouver-based singer-songwriter Larissa Tandy delivers her third single and video of the summer with “No Fun,” a song written as an ode to Vancouver, which is widely known as the ‘no fun city’ in Canada.
“I’d fallen hard for Vancouver, back in 2007, when I came here for a ‘few weeks’ vacation,” says Larissa. “I made some friends, had some fun, fell in love with someone, and stayed. Ten years later, after a long stint of living and working in Nashville, I was a week away from heading ‘home’ to Vancouver. I was lying in bed, phone in hand, and I guess I was trying to reconnect with my life in Vancouver. But everyone seemed to be leaving town. The few good friends I’d made here were either headed to Toronto for the sake of their careers or moving to BC’s Sunshine Coast where they could still afford to buy a house and start the next phase of their lives as parents. It made me nervous. I had committed myself to a life here – could I still make it work? Could I afford it? I guess I wrote ‘No Fun’ while trying to process all that, and maybe talk myself off the ledge. And I’m glad I did.”
The singles come in advance of Tandy’s sophomore album, following 2017’s The Grip, which spent four months on the US Americana charts, reached #2 on the Canadian college radio chart, and attracted praise from almost every corner of the globe.
The new album, due later this year, was recorded with some of Nashville’s finest session players and Motown legend, Funk Brother Jack Ashford. Channeling her signature hardness, the new album brings together throwback RnB and themes of celebration and resilience.
Watch the official music video for “No Fun” below.