Published on November 15th, 2019 | by Stevie Lennox0
Stream: Fears – Bones
Both the song and its fragmented visual companion are completely self-produced. The staggered, introvert’s club tune is further progression in the trajectory of an artist whose multi-faceted craft recalls the leftfield likes of Carla Dal Forno & Holly Herndon in its elevation of pop songwriting as an fully-fledged art form; understandable, given she’s one of three artists in Moving On Music’s Emerging Artists Programme 2018/19.
Exploring the gradual, imperfect nature of trauma recovery, ‘Bones’ is spiritual closure to the dialogue opened by ‘h_always’. Fears said on its themes, that “Progress can be so slow that it forces you to look to the deepest part of your body and reconnect with what makes you you. Recovery from trauma is a mess, and something I am not sure you ever get to the end of. For me, it’s an experience that you integrate into your being, and learn to live with. When your bones break, they rarely grow back to the exact form they were before the trauma. They’re different, but they still support you and stabilise you. Sometimes things shake you to your very core, and the only thing you can do is rebuild yourself from the inside out. Focus on the very basics of your body and mind. Appreciate the bones that structure everything else around them.”