- 11 Mar 22
THUMPER return with the video for their newest single, 'Fear of Art.' The release comes ahead of the release of debut album Delusions of Grandeur, on March 18th.
THUMPER have returned with the fourth track from their upcoming debut album, Delusions of Grandeur — an introspective, breathless new single, 'Fear of Art.'
The song follows previous releases 'Ad Nauseam,' 'The Loser' and 'Overbite,' and is imbued with the same mixture of hard-rock and deprecatingly self-aware lyricism that Dublin noise-rock sextet THUMPER have become known for.
Everybody's death is narcissistic, but I insist that I'm a little different.
Weaving together classic influences the likes of Pixies and Weezer and modern visionaries such as King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard and IDLES, the track pulls the listener through a pulsating battle between a person's two (or three) minds.
"It’s about self-image, and your capacity to change," said frontman Oisín Leahy-Furlong. "To reach beyond your comfort zone, and become a ‘better’ person. The two verses represent the two sides of your brain, one pragmatic and one a dreamer. The chorus is a third entity laughing at the prospect of the whole thing, that the struggle will never mean as much to anyone else as it does to you."
Delusions of Grandeur (out on March 18th) will be the Dublin six-piece's debut full length album, after a host of singles and 2019 EP, Out of Body Auto-Message. Having built a passionate fanbase over the past two years, the album stands as the pinnacle of the bands development over that time.
The video features a seemingly perfect dinner, a gathering to mourn a departed family member. However, as the song progresses things spiral into hedonism and violence — proving that what's on the surface doesn't necessarily match what's underneath.
Enlisting Dublin-based production company The Collective — who is responsible for videos from Fontaines D.C., Just Mustard, Denise Chaila and more — the band wanted to produce a video that stood as a celebration for what's to come. Writer/director Jade de Robles Rossdale was tapped to helm the visuals alongside the fast-rising outfit.
"'Fear of Art' is the final single to be released before we unveil our whole debut record, so we knew we wanted to make something special to go with it. This music video is the culmination of months of planning and a huge two-day shoot - our most expansive video yet," commented Furlong.
The single comes before two Dublin tour dates, one at Collins Barracks, supporting Damien Dempsey, and a headliner at the Grand Social — which was recently expanded due to demand. Tickets to the show can be found, here.
Check out the video for 'Fear of Art' below: