Fears is the solo project of Constance Keane, drummer of Dublin feminist and animal welfare noise/post-punk quartet M(h)aol, and November 25 sees the release of new single ‘Blood’, following last year’s ‘Priorities‘, through her own label, Fears Records.
In stark contrast to M(h)aol’s raw power, ‘Blood’ is an exercise in intense restraint and silently brooding alternative pop. Its brooding synth is evocative of the likes of John Carpenter (minus the timestamp), accompanied by claustrophobic, dissonant beats, with Constance’s lyrics and vocal performance lending the track the kind of somnambulist atmosphere to accompany a sleepless night.
Ever the elusive entity, Fears’ first show takes place in Belfast on December 2 at a secret location to be revealed closer to the time, so stay tuned.
‘Blood’ was written, performed & produced by Constance, and mastered by Huntley Miller, who’s responsible for music from Bon Iver, Poliça & Lizzo. Stream it below: