On "Island," the latest Fear of Men single, Jess Weiss sings about a newfound independence. Her voice sounds sad but sure over drowsy chords and sped-up drums. Used to be scared to feel misunderstood/ Now I don't care if I'm not what you want. Director Eleanor Hardwick's video conjures the same careful confidence with pretty footage of the band's biography-reading frontwoman standing on an empty beach and tumbling through misty blue space like some kind of dream-pop Alice in Wonderland.
"'Island' explores the subconscious state between the death of a past self being reborn into a stronger self, and the quest to strip oneself back to its core elements," Hardwick explained to FADER in an email. Watch the video here, then read Fear of Men's GEN F profile. The band's new album, Fall Forever, drops June 3rd via Kanine.
Check out Fear of Men's UK tour dates:
4/4/16- The Hare And Hounds - Birmingham, UK
4/5/16 - The Hug and Pint - Glasgow, UK
4/6/16 - Aatma - Manchester, UK
4/7/16 - Start The Bus - Bristol, UK
4/8/16 - The Dalston Victoria - London, UK
4/10/16 - The Prince Albert - Brighton, UK
4/11/16 - The Boileroom - Guildford, UK
4/23/16 - The Wedgewood Rooms, Dials Festival - Portsmouth UK