Black Sands teams up with Trenton for power single ‘Fearless’
Black Sands is back with another enticing dark offering, with his halloween inspired single ‘Fearless’. The anthemic track is a genre-blending masterpiece, brimming with powerful vocals and dynamic soundscapes. A seamless fusion of Rock, R&B and Electro-Pop is crafted, constructing a sound that can be defined as Nine Inch Nails meets Imagine Dragons. The single’s introspective lyricism is coated on top of building emphatic instrumentals, forging a cinematic offering that makes for an otherworldly sonic experience.
Discussing the meaning behind the track, Black Sands said: “With Fearless we wanted to write something haunting and dystopian that really made you feel the tension or impending fear of something coming. But where we wanted to bring an unexpected element to the track is through the lyrics and vocal delivery. ‘I’m finding out that fear is paper thin’ puts a more positive, hopeful take on being in a fearful situation. Courage is finding strength in the face of pain, grief or fear. One common trait Ryan and I have is channeling those feelings from the losses we’ve both faced to be more positive and hopeful. We wanted to play with that balance in Fearless.”
Trenton, ‘Fearless” feature vocalist explains: “The idea of overcoming fear in general I think is relevant for a lot of people. Particularly when it comes to facing a loss of some kind. My favorite line in the song is at the bridge because I think it sums up the whole message of the song. Facing your demons is what often will actually set you free.”
Black Sands is the recording project of Milwaukee-born Andrew Balfour, who spent a decade as a touring artist for Alt-Rock bands, featuring in Alternative Press, Warped Tour and Taste of Chaos. Following his touring days, Andrew relocated to Amsterdam to pursue a career in the entertainment industry, finding inspiration in the film scores he was surrounded by, as well as esteemed Pop artists such as The Weeknd, Billie Eilish and Post Malone. These influences have inevitably created his stand-out brand and sound, rooted in uniting a range of elements to create something seriously distinctive. Black Sands elevates his sound with each release, and we can’t wait to see what’s next from him.
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