Alex Nunes Has A Severe Case of FOBE

Undertake a musical journey of self-discovery with the Ontario artist's new single.

Alex Nunes ponders life’s impermanence in her contemplative new indie-folk single Fear Of Being Erased — showcasing today on Tinnitist.

Inspired by the winter of 2017, the Toronto singer-songwriter’s latest track began to take shape in the basement of his childhood home in Ajax. While studying music production and audio engineering, Nunes recorded the first versions of this piece, laying the foundation for an introspective and collaborative musical journey. Jonathan Sloan and horn player Bruce MacKinnon added their expertise, infusing the track with an ethereal and haunting quality. Mix engineer Alfio Anibalinni lent his skills to refine further the sonic tapestry of Fear Of Being Erased.

Nunes’s personal experiences underline the song’s depth, “The passing of my brother, Dominic magnified the urgency behind the release of Fear Of Being Erased,” he says. “This personal tragedy intensified my connection to the themes of the fleeting yet beautiful nature of life. At its core, Fear Of Being Erased serves as a poignant reminder to myself and, hopefully, to all who lend their ears, of the importance of contemplating our mortality so that we may find a deeper connection to what our lives truly mean to us.”

In its thematic resonance and evocative melodies, Fear Of Being Erased earns comparison to Magnolia Electric Co., Phosphorescent, Bonnie’ Prince’ Billy, and Songs: Ohia. Lyrically, it’s retrospective and poignant:

“When everything you love disintegrates
When everything you want evaporates
When you’re a spec afloat in outer space
Is that the fear you have of being erased?”

Blending heartfelt storytelling with rich folk stylings, Nunes captures emotions that linger in the hearts of listeners long after the music ends. Guided by an artistic philosophy that stresses the transformative power of emotion, Nunes uses his unique voice and a variety of instruments to weave intricate harmonies. His compositions are not merely songs, but gateways to emotional landscapes, where listeners can explore themes of grief, transience, and the captivating beauty of life. Nunes’s musical journey is not just an artistic endeavour; it’s a form of therapy, a means of connecting with his own emotions, and a channel for communicating the ineffable.

Check out Fear Of Being Erased above, hear more from Alex Nunes below and find him at his website.