Brighton sweethearts, Fear of Men, have generously dropped yet another single to foreshadow the…
Brighton sweethearts, Fear of Men, have generously dropped yet another single to foreshadow the release of their debut full-length, Loom. Despite officially being scheduled for release on April 22, Loom drops as a deluxe vinyl edition on Record Store Day this Saturday the 19th.
To date, ’Descent’ is the most ostensibly uplifting track from the foursome’s broody but graceful sound palette. It soothes nostalgic bruises with caresses by singer Jessica Weiss’ softened vocals and the woozy guitar arpeggios familiarised by artists like Seapony and Pure Bathing Culture. Yet the song’s overall sentiment is contemplative and ethereal. It speaks of the organic sadness in Fear of Men’s work that could only be born out of the pebbly grey shores of Britain’s south coast.
The ability to subtly blend lines like “…body and all things are just for pain” with attractive, blissful instrumentals make Fear of Men a layered experience. It seems a no-brainer that the band would spend the year touring with their New York indie contemporaries, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart.
Check out ‘Descent’ below: