Fear of Men Want You to ‘Change Me’
Brighton trio Fear of Men have been making cloud-like dream-pop for the past five years. Their excellent 2014 debut, Loom, put them in the minds of many listeners, and that enthusiasm carried over to follow-up, Fall Forever, which came out earlier this year on Kanine. But that's not all they have in store, as the band has just shared a previously unheard song, "Change Me." It's the original incarnation of album cut "Erase (Aubade)." Indeed, "Change Me" is a drastically more upbeat version of the song, while still carrying some of its great textures.
Of the new-old version, the band says, "Like most of our songs, ‘Erase (Aubade)’ went through lots of different incarnations before the one that we chose to place on Fall Forever. This is one of its earlier iterations, with lyrics that ended up almost completely changed on the final version. In this version, it's much more of a classic pop song, so we thought it would be fun to release and share a more euphoric side of our inherent miserabilism."
Hear the song below (via Gorilla vs Bear), and catch the three on tour.
FEAR OF MEN on TOUR
Nov. 18 — Washington, DC @ Black Cat #
Nov. 19 — Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church #
Nov. 20 — Brooklyn, NY @ Baby's All Right ^
Nov. 21 — New York City, NY @ Webster Hall #