JAWS - 'Fear'


JAWS continue to build anticipation around their long-awaited third album with the latest single ‘Fear’.

The new track represents an ambitious new sound the dream-pop outfit are going for with ‘The Ceiling’, the follow up to 2016’s ‘Simplicity’. ‘Fear’ is musically different to anything Jaws have done, even from singles on this third LP, with ‘Do You Remember?’ and ‘Driving At Night’ adopting a more typical rock sound.  

I feel dance music has heavily influenced ‘Fear’, but that is only one of many layers that make up this textured piece.

Frontman and guitarist Connor Schofield spoke in depth about JAWS’ new direction, and boldly stated their latest single is his favourite song that they’ve produced as it “opened the door to write the rest of the record”.

‘Fear’ speaks about fight or flight as well as human’s need to live through love rather than fear, it’ll be interesting to see and hear where these unchartered territories JAWS are exploring will take their sound on the third LP and beyond. The new release ensures to be a firm favourite on the Birmingham band’s upcoming tour to celebrate the release of ‘The Ceiling’, calling in Glasgow, London, and Manchester before a homecoming finale at Birmingham’s O2 Institute.

‘Fear’ is available now on all major streaming platforms with ‘The Ceiling’, the third album from JAWS released on April 5th.

Words by Danial Kennedy