Founded by Tara Jane from the Shoegaze/Post-Punk band Blood Candy, Caress is the songstress’ new solo project—which has just unveiled the rhythmically ethereal debut single “Love”, a song which is deeply personal for Jane.
Evoking a hybrid of Kate Bush’s creative sensibilities steeped in dreamy vintage 4AD Goth, the song is fraught with palpable emotion, as Jane explains:
Love is inspired by personal experiences with emotional vulnerability and fragility. The song lyrics are a reflection on the complications of betrayal. Musically I’ve always been really inspired by avant-garde and 1980s darkwave, combining both of these styles with the combination of tragic lyrics and multiple synth layers I felt expressed the complications of betrayal elegantly but with lingering pain.
“Love” was produced by Chris King of Cold Showers and is out now on Manimal Records. Listen below: