Human Pretending – out on 25th March 2016 via 74 Music – is a twisted piece of electronica wired together by snarling vocals and pulsing beats, brought together by the creative vision of ‘Godfather of Dance’ Orbital’s Paul Hartnoll and twenty-year old Brighton based maverick Fable.
The single was originally conceived by the pair as a subversive, leftfield entry for the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest but rejected for being “a little too much for the Eurovision audience”, which comes as no surprise as Fable is anything but safe. She is otherworldly, an alien, an outsider. Fable is an incendiary creative force that does not bend to the rules – she creates them.
Human Pretending is about “the human condition,” explains Fable. “We are all flesh and bone, but we’ve convinced ourselves that intellectually we are part of something far greater, both individually and as a society. There’s a constant battle between our actual being and the personas we’ve created, to the extent we’re losing touch with who and what we really are.”
Previously, Fable has proved herself to be a worthy songstress with single Silence Myself and a creative chameleon with I Am You. However, Human Pretending channels early Prodigy, Nine Inch Nails and Björk on steroids. Fable is far removed from the soft dream pop songstresses and corporate backed ‘artistes’ being churned through the system, ready for ‘safe’ public consumption. Fable wants you to think, to feel, to wake up from your modern malaise.
Fable joined British rock legends The Cult on tour recently and has previously supported Archive and worked with Bloc Party’s Russell Lissack. The Line of Best Fit, Gigwise, Pop Justice and Clash are amongst Fable’s supporters and with her latest single Human Pretending, she’s sure to gain many more.
Human Pretending is released via 74 Music on 25th March 2016.