After a four-month hiatus, we’re returning with a new Direct Input webinar on Monday 19th July when we speak with London-based Irish songwriter and performer Fears is Constance Keane, an artist who 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.
Fears’ debut album, Oíche, was released earlier this year to resounding critical acclaim. Pieced together over five years, it has been labelled as “a graceful collection of shadowy lullabies” which results in “a truly immersive and enlightening body of work”. The LP chronicles Fears’ 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.
Oíche is the first full length release on Tulle, a new label founded by Keane and Emily Kendrick, run by women and non-binary people. The collective’s aim is to support predominately women and non-binary artists and focus on working with and for underrepresented voices in music.
In this webinar, we’ll be speaking with Fears about her role working as both an artist and running her own record label. Fears will be bringing with her the experience of recording and releasing her own album on her own label, all while championing underrepresented voices in the music industry in a talk that aims to help emerging artists as they develop from recording to release. Fears will also be joining us as an artist mentor as part of our wider Future Yard team going forwards, so this is a chance to hear more from her about her career and experiences. Sign up using the link below.