Premiere: Self-Identity & Raw Indie Rock Flow Through Post Fear’s New Single, “Feels So Familiar”

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Brooklyn indie rock artist Post Fear takes a hard look at self-identity in his new song “Feels So Familiar,” a feverish jam drenched in overdrive and urgency.
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Who are you? Are you your soul, or your body? Are you a collection of connected molecules forming arteries, veins, a heart and a brain? How do you define yourself? Are you the same person today as you are tomorrow; how about yesterday? Brooklyn indie rock artist Post Fear takes a hard look at self-identity in his new song “Feels So Familiar,” a feverish jam drenched in overdrive and urgency.

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Prior Art – Post Fear

If you cut off my head and replace it,
pull loose my threads and
leave me laying naked,

Let my cells replace themselves,
am I still here? It’s unclear,
It feels so familiar, but these eyes they ain’t seen,
It feels so familiar, that’s an older version of me.

Atwood Magazine is proud to be premiering “Feels So Familiar,” the third single off Post Fear’s upcoming debut album Prior Art (independently out October 23rd, 2020). Following September’s singles releases “Please Call After Me” and “Fits and Starts,” “Feels So Familiar” is an exciting introduction to the fuzzy, raw artistry of Brooklyn-based songwriter Trey Powell (who formerly fronted the acclaimed NYC-based band, A Valley Son). A wash of fervent drums, overdriven guitar, and hearty vocals drench the ears in a lush, unrelenting upheaval.

Inspired by the “ship of Theseus” paradox and the notion that our identity is never static, but rather forever in flux – a constantly evolving, morphing state –  “Feels So Familiar” implores us to consider our concept of “self” – who we are and what we are.

“One day I was thinking about the ship of Theseus and wondered how that paradox manifests in people,” Powell explains. “It’s about questioning and trying to understand the fundamentals of who we are and whether we even know ourselves as we pass through an ever-changing world that is constantly changing us.”

Trade the oxygen for noble gases,
swap all my line for some old novel passage,

Rewrite my name with a silent “A”,
sounds the same, but it ain’t the same,
It feels so familiar,
but these eyes they ain’t seen,

It feels so familiar,
that’s an older version of me.

Immersive and unencumbered, “Feels so Familiar” flows with a dynamic heat. It’s an exciting look at an artist who at once recalls the likes of The Strokes and The Airborne Toxic Event – someone who, like so many before him, picked up an electric guitar, turned the amp up to 11, and never looked back. Stream Post Fear’s new single exclusively on Atwood Magazine, and stay tuned for more coming soon: His debut album Prior Art is out October 23rd!

So if you cut off my head don’t replace it,
pull loose my threads leave me laying naked,

So I’ll die out in the absence of doubt,
almost there, ain’t being here,
It feels so familiar, but these eyes they ain’t seen,
It feels so familiar, that’s an older version of me.

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Mitch is the Editor-in-Chief of Atwood Magazine and a 2014 graduate from Tufts University, where he pursued his passions of music and psychology. He currently works at Universal Music Group in New York City. In his off hours, Mitch may be found songwriting, wandering about one of New York's many neighborhoods, or writing an article on your next favorite artist for Atwood. Mitch's words of wisdom to fellow musicians and music lovers are thus: Keep your eyes open and never stop exploring. No matter where you go, what you do or who you are with, you can always learn something new and inspire something amazing. Say hi here: mitch[at]atwoodmagazine[dot]com