Released on the 21st of May, Newcastle-based alt-rock trio Ten Eighty Trees return with their latest single, ‘Fear of Falling’. Inspired by traumatic, real-life events, ‘Fear of Falling’ was penned by guitarist and vocalist Nathan Newton following a PTSD diagnosis after and almost fatal accident which left him scarred an unable to sleep properly. Deeply personal, sincere and heartfelt, ‘Fear of Falling’ captures fear, hope, despair and triumph over adversity as the track explores the depths of the human psyche and its unique relationship to fear.
Speaking on the inspiration and message behind his songwriting, lead vocalist Nathan Newton shares:
“‘Fear of Falling’ to put it simply is about my experiences with PTSD. I had a pretty horrific accident about 4 years ago and really struggled with sleep deprivation in the aftermath. I would feel like I was on red alert, unable to switch off and agitated by even the slightest sound when I was trying to relax. It was such a tough repercussion and put a lot of stress on my life and relationships. Writing Fear of Falling was essentially my own personal therapy as I worked through understanding what was happening to me.”
Filled with big , live band energy, ‘Fear of Falling’ is an epic new addition to Ten Eighty Trees discography which sees Michael Mather’s drumming and Lewis Glaholm’s bass playing bring Nathan Newton’s lyrical creation to life, in all its head-banging, foot-tapping glory. Delivered over piercing electronic guitar chords and an earworm bass melody, Newton’s soaring, emotion filled vocals command the track, leading the listener into a distinctively powerful, explosive chorus that’s sure to stay in your head long after the track’s end.
Listen to Ten Eighty Trees – ‘Fear of Falling’
“I held off releasing this track for a while as it felt quite overly personal to me and wasn’t sure whether anyone would even be able to relate to what I was saying. However, with these sleep difficulties troubling me again during the pandemic and learning that I wasn’t alone in experiencing this under the current climate I figured people might be able to feel some kind of empathy or comfort from the song.”
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