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Irish singer-songwriter Fears debut album ‘Oíche’ reveals itself like a coming of age novel – watch the video for ‘vines’

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Fears is London-based Irish artist, musician and producer Constance Keane. Combining reflective electronics, acoustic samples, and haunting vocals with organic visuals, Fears invites the listener on an ethereal journey, blurring the boundaries between music and visual art. Her minimalist approach centres on emotive subjects, which are all-at-once deeply personal yet remarkably universal. 

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Oíche, meaning ‘night’ in Irish, was recorded and produced in three bedrooms, a hospital, and most recently the Domino Recordings studio in Brixton.

Pieced together over five years, Oíche chronicles growth through challenges, instability, and relationship changes, both with one’s self and others. The album reveals itself much like a coming of age novel about the breaking apart of girlhood and rebuilding of a young woman.

An intimate depiction of discovery, Oíche unearths internal dialogue, and makes peace with uncertainty.‘Oíche’ is the first full length release on TULLE, a new label founded by Constance Keane and Emily Kendrick, run by women and non-binary people, supporting predominately women and non-binary artists.