JAWS have this morning (25 February) unveiled new track ‘FEAR’. Dropping before the release of their eagerly-awaited third LP The Ceiling, the new song is a swirling, atmospheric jaunt unlike any other JAWS cut you may have heard before.
Honing in on the electronic elements of the instrumental, which clocks in just over the five minute mark, overtly indie riffs are traded in for iridescent synths on this occasion as vocalist and guitarist Connor Schofield sings, “you’re stuck in my head like I like you there”. Tune into the progressive cut ‘FEAR’ below:
Speaking about the track, Connor says, “‘FEAR’ really pushed us out of our comfort zone in the best way possible. It was sort of the wake up call that we could take this record in any direction we want and still be confident with it. I think it might be my favourite song that we've ever put together, not only musically but for how it opened the door to write the rest of the record. The song is about fight or flight, trying to live via love rather than fear.”
JAWS head out on tour in support of The Ceiling (released on 5 April). The trio play the following dates:
23 - Glasgow, King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut
25 - London, Electric Ballroom
26 - Manchester, O2 Ritz
27 - Birmingham, O2 Institute