Brooklyn artist Matthew Bannister operates under the name The Beautiful Fear.
Soak that in for a second – what a contradiction, matching the pure aesthetics of beauty with the purely visceral sense of fear.
It’s a dichotomy that lingers in his music, with the slow motion soundscapes set against the perfectly etched detail of his songwriting.
New cut ‘Never Yesterday’ has a dream-like aura, but one punctuated by moments of supreme intensity.
Envisaged as a “relationship collapse song” it’s sense of dis-location extends to time, and a broader feeling of malaise that is difficult to pin down.
Clash is able to premiere the video, and you can tune in below.