Having toured with Local Natives and following the release of his acclaimed debut album, One True Pairing aka Tom Fleming – former Wild Beasts songwriter, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist – shared remixes of “I’m Not Afraid” by Clarence Clarity and Ed Nash (Bombay Bicycle Club).
Watch the visualiser for Clarence Clarity’s remix of “I’m Not Afraid” here.
Watch the visualiser for Ed Nash’s remix of “I’m Not Afraid” here.
Clarence Clarity works “I’m Not Afraid” into a glitching and twisted bombastic pop song whilst Ed Nash plays with Fleming’s recognisable baritone vocal taking it to deeper and stranger places.
One True Pairing is an album shaped by class frustration and self-despair and there is a continuation of the exploration of masculinity that made Wild Beasts so unique. As well as being deeply personal, OTP has a wider political resonance. “This country is going through a terrible moment and if you listen to the art nobody seems to give a shit,” Fleming says emphatically. He believes that class is entirely discounted from the current conversation about inclusivity and privilege. In its 11 songs of discordant guitar and aggressive synth Fleming channels his discontent with Britain in 2019 and a “feeling of directionless rage and cheatedness which hasn’t gone away.”
Having recently finished a UK tour with Local Natives.