Fear of Men are back with their gloomy new song, “Into Strangeness.”
The track dropped alongside a monochrome video in which vocalist Jessica Weiss performs the song out in nature. The Brighton band filmed the clip with their phones during the coronavirus pandemic lockdown.
“It’s been a strange and extremely charged four years since we last released music. It’s been overwhelming and painful, hopefully leading to tangible positive change,” Weiss said in a statement. “In contrast, this time has personally brought a lot of healing, shutting the door finally on elements that have been toxic and draining in my life for too long.”
“[‘Into Strangeness’] is an assertion of a voice, a cry of independence. As the lyrics state, I ‘spent a few years in tears, but now I’m steel’. It’s a song about the role of words in constructing the self. We create ourselves like books, and I’m ready to tell a different story,” she added.
It’s unclear if “Into Strangeness” signals a new Fear of Men album on the way. The band’s last full-length was 2016’s Fall Forever, which included the songs “Sane” and “Island.”
Watch the video for “Into Strangeness” below: