presented by The Sugar Club
Dublin-born and London-based interdisciplinary artist Fears (Constance Keane) announces a headline show at Dublin’s Sugar Club, 3rd April 2024.
This follows the release of her new single “11249” from her highly anticipated forthcoming album affinity out March 22nd via TULLE.
Featuring Jemima Coulter and Ailbhe Reddy, “11249” was written in February of last year when Constance was in New York, inspired by the city’s skyline. The intensely moving new offering is about the conflicting emotions one can feel when they reflect on the sadness of their past and the joy of their present, Constance explains “sometimes you encounter things that hit you so hard you think “wow so if I had actually died a few years ago when I tried to, I’d never have gotten to see and experience this”. She enlists the reassuring and calming energy of Jemima on brass and accompanying vocals from Ailbhe to deliver yet another poignant song that embodies the beauty and pain of life, further cementing herself as a formidable singer-songwriter paving her own lane with her tender and honest alternative folk.
The music video – directed by close friend and M(h)aol bassist Zoe Greenway – was filmed at Fears’ birthday party, it captures the narrative beautifully as a celebration of being alive to see another year.
“11249” follows the hauntingly beautiful “4th of the 1st”, the first single from affinity that came with a video directed and edited by Fears and filmed by Colleen Lee. Watch HERE. Following her critically acclaimed 2021 debut album Oíche which landed in the UK vinyl album charts, Fears has crafted 10 self-produced tracks that makeup affinity. Drawing on human connection, intimacy, and moments of peace in a city, she combines reflective electronics, acoustic samples, and stirring vocals with organic visuals, blurring the boundaries between music and visual art. Her minimalist yet striking approach centres on emotive subjects that are deeply personal yet remarkably universal. Written and recorded between London, New York, and Dublin, affinity is a melancholy and at times playful exploration of the relationship between Fears’ physical surroundings and the work she creates.
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April 3, 2024 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
General Admission – €17.45
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