The Beautiful Fear

The Beautiful Fear


"...the pure aesthetics of beauty with the purely visceral sense of fear.” - Clash

Brooklyn based artist Matthew Bannister aka The Beautiful Fear's latest single Never Yesterday is out now via Addictaclique Records. The single is taken from The Beautiful Fear’s latest album One, the first instalment of a two part project.

Single Never Yesterday is an atmospheric track filled with beautiful piano melodies and heartfelt melancholic lyrics. Mixed by Metric and The Kills producer John O’Mahoney, it oozes a delicate, haunting beauty; Bannister describes the track as a “relationship collapse song” about falling out with a time, person and place. With shades of the emotive power akin to the likes of Radiohead and the dreamy poignancy of Pink Floyd, Never Yesterday flows with an emerging energy that subtly transforms into a powerful cinematic finale.

The Beautiful Fear was born out of Matthew Bannister’s desire to use music as a form of therapy and program, the artist name itself a term Bannister coined to convey the frightening yet beautiful changes required in life. In 2012 he began recording his recollections, dreams and musings together with Carl Negin. Having received acclaim from the likes of Morrissey co-writer Spencer Cobrin and Jools Holland’s musical director Phil Veacock, The Beautiful Fear have played a number of gigs across New York and now plan to release the second instalment of their concept album in 2017.

Debut album One is out now and single Never Yesterday is out now via Addictaclique Records.

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