Though his auspicious solo career’s only just begun, Austin-via-Houston producer/trombonist/vocalist Daniel Fears has already shown a real knack for wedding sound with image. As the only R&B singer we can recall who looks like they designed their wardrobe at a military surplus store, Fears (with his signature drab jumpsuit equipped) released his debut EP/visual album Canopy last October, and better late than never, earned him the distinction of our July 2021 Artist of the Month.
Defying any implications of his surname, Fears’ compositions are courageous to say the least, and yet he’s continued to shed any of the pretentiousness you might expect from an artist of his caliber. Daniel Fear plays tomorrow evening at Malverde, hosts My KUTX this Saturday, and graces us today with glimpse into his intimate performance style with one of Canopy‘s lushest originals, “Windows”!
NPR Live Sessions/KUTX – Musicians: Daniel Fears, Vocals, Michael Davila, Drums; Claudio Ramirez, Synths & Programming
Camera: Jamie Howard//Treehouse Sessions; Edit: Moe Elias//LOCKNKEY; Audio Mix: Moe Elias//LOCKNKEY; Producer: Deidre Gott
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