FEARS – ” 16 “

Posted: March 12, 2022 in MUSIC

Fears is London-based Irish artist, musician and producer Constance Keane. Combining reflective electronics, acoustic samples, and haunting vocals with organic visuals, Fears invites the listener on an ethereal journey, blurring the boundaries between music and visual art. Her minimalist approach centres on emotive subjects, which are all-at-once deeply personal yet remarkably universal. Constance Keane follows up last year’s Oíche, with a new song dedicated to her friend Sophie Gwen Williams who passed away recently, and whose cello playing is featured on the track.

An accompanying video directed by Zoe Greenway, was filmed in Maharees in Kerry.

Sophie was an incredible artist and a very close friend of mine. We did a filmed performance together last March, thinking we’d get a chance to record it ‘properly’ in a studio, but she passed away before we could. Zoe and I dedicate the video for “16” to her memory. I had made her a dress for the original performance out of pink tulle – the same fabric I have with me in the video. She was a really inspirational and encouraging person, and I wanted to create something that shows how I carry her with me, even though I no longer have her physically here.”

Williams was a performer, trans activist, chair of queer art collective The 343 and co-founded the organisation We Exist. The instrumentals were recorded during a live performance, the one and only time they played the track together.

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