Dublin-born and London-based interdisciplinary artist Fears, also known as Constance Keane, is set to cast a spell on listeners once again with her upcoming album, "affinity," scheduled for release on March 22 via TULLE. The highly anticipated second full-length release is now available for digital pre-order, along with black vinyl and limited edition marbled pink vinyl.
Fears, a force to be reckoned with, made waves in 2020 by establishing the record label TULLE. Following her debut album, "Oíche," in 2021, she has continued to leave an indelible mark on the music scene, weaving ethereal gowns and contributing to post-punk band M(h)aol's EP "Gender Studies" and LP "Attachment Styles."
The lead single from "affinity," titled "4th of the 1st," is accompanied by a mesmerizing music video that explores the trust and solidarity found in sisterhood. Directed and edited by Fears herself, with cinematography by Colleen Lee, the video poignantly conveys the importance of women signaling vital information for each other's safety.
"4th of the 1st" offers a hauntingly beautiful experience where Fears' vocals gracefully intertwine with her sparse production style. The song serves as a balm for wounds inflicted during a pivotal phone call in 2022. Fears reflects on the experience, sharing, "It's about checking in with yourself and reassuring yourself after an experience with someone who denies what you know to be true of your time together."
The song resonates with the complexities of modern-day dating, exploring themes of attachment theories and the identification of red flags. Fears remarks, "I think it's unfortunately a pretty common thing to have someone tell you how much they're into you and then decide that they actually never said that when they've changed their mind."
"affinity" comprises 10 self-produced tracks, written and recorded between London, New York, and Dublin. Fears' minimalist yet striking approach blurs the boundaries between music and visual art, exploring human connection, intimacy, and moments of peace in a bustling city.
Having garnered acclaim worldwide, Fears' debut album "Oíche" secured a spot on The Guardian Readers' Top Albums of 2021, CLASH Magazine's Top Albums of 2021, and the Irish Independent's Top Irish Albums of 2021. Known for immersive live performances, Fears has graced stages at Eurosonic, SXSW, Other Voices, Body & Soul, Quarter Block Party, Ireland Music Week, and more.
Beyond her solo endeavors, Fears is a founding member of the feminist punk band M(h)aol, while her fashion designs have been featured in prestigious publications such as Vogue Italia, The Sunday Independent, Irish Country Magazine, STELLAR Magazine, and more.
As "affinity" prepares to captivate audiences worldwide, Fears solidifies her status as one of Ireland's most influential creatives, seamlessly navigating the intersection of music, fashion, and art.