Fear [two​|​twelve]

by masses.

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Second single from the #twelvetwelve project, where the band will be releasing one single each month throughout 2016... This track continues the dark and brooding theme.

A nuanced tale of paranoia, with masses trademark anti-chorus walking towards hope via a highwire over the pit of despair. Thoughtful guitar led pop/rock with synths, in a way you haven't heard before.



Welcome to scratching the surface
I fell from the dark side of madness
I think I've seen you before

In between heaven and heartbreak
Between a rock and a hard place
They say it's better the devil you know

You may find freedom and fortune
But I'll be behind you wherever you turn
I will be there to remind you
You're mine

Keep holding on, keep holding on
No let up, I'll find you
Keep holding on, keep holding on
I'm here to remind you
Your fear is brand new

Are you familiar with this place?
Remember the warmth of my embrace
I know it's me that you see in the dark

And if you find peace with your eyes closed
You'll hear my voice at your bedpost
We have our methods of keeping you calm


Watching the seasons take their toll on you
Beautiful colours burn


(Don’t let go of the things that mean the most,
Don’t give up and you’ll never be alone
Let the light in you know, you’re reaping what you’ve sown)


released February 1, 2016
this is masses:
Cain Cookson - Vocals, Guitars, Songwriting, Production
Jacob Corr - Guitars, Vocals, Production, Engineering, Mixing
James Grover - Bass, Vocals, Additional Production, Mastering, Graphics
George Van Renselar - Synths, Vocals, Additional Production

Drums played by Special Guest
Recorded at Peak Studios and The Cellar Of Dreams, Bradford UK


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masses. Leeds, UK

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A blend of british guitar music, pop melody, and country harmony influences combined with layers of synths and complex arrangements.

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