The band have also released the first single from the record, the scorching title track “They Fear Us”. Check out this soaring, fearsome taster for the album right here:
In the words of Ithaca: “We’re proud to present ‘They Fear Us’, the debut single from our second album.
We chose this as the first single because it reflects one of the big themes of the album – discovering and harnessing inner power, strength, revenge and retribution; challenging masculine power structures both in a general but also deeply personal sense. It’s a deific statement of intent – they may have hurt us before but now they fear us and you should too.
These ideas are reflected in the lyrics but also in the musical choices. The vocal sample is a field recording Sam made while he was in India grieving his mother’s death, of a priest leading a Ganga Aarti ceremony next to the Ganges – this ceremony invites Mother Ganga in and asks for her blessing, reflecting the power of the divine feminine. The drum break is pitched up to create a similar sound to a dhol.
We’re so happy to share music that we feel reflects who we truly are as a band, standing unapologetically as us.”
They Fear Us Track Listing:
1. In The Way
2. The Future Says Thank You
3. They Fear Us
4. Camera Eats First
5. Cremation Party
6. Number Five
8. You Should Have Gone Back
9. Hold, Be Held