Amon Tobin returns with ‘Fooling Alright’, the third single from his forthcoming studio album Fear in a Handful of Dust (released April 26 on Amon Tobin’s newly minted Nomark label).
Says Amon Tobin about the new track, ‘‘I’ve always sung on my records in one-way or another, usually as a texture, and sometimes as a different character. This character is kind of androgynous and creepy to me, which is great because the setting in my mind is 1950’s Americana, which I find creepy as fuck.‘
The video is an art piece by Christian Moeller which amongst other things measures sincerity. The song addresses our collective tendency to present an external view of ourselves that is happier and more confident than we really are. Coincidentally the video piece touches on similar themes. Specifically with regards to women, who are still habitually directed to smile relentlessly on camera.
‘Fear in a Handful of Dust’ Tracklist
On a Hilltop Sat the Moon
Vipers Follow You
Pale Forms Run By
Heart of the Sun
Three Different Hat Sizes
Dark as Dogs