With its “cavalier fancy pants,” Tiny Anchor – LE FOMO’s second single of 2020 – delivers a punchy mix of 80’s and 90’s nostalgia with its analogue hand claps and Saved By The Bell toms underscoring one of the catchier melodies you may hear this year. Kai’s signature guitar hooks you right from the beginning, launching into Ess’s rich and punchy vocal delivery. It’s pop, it’s punk, it’s new wave, and you won’t want to miss this one.
Electro thrash pop / gender expanse wave duo LE FOMO continue to rattle our guts with rawness and cradle us with their catchy riffs. They’re gender expansive, genre expansive, multi-instrumentalists Ess Nelson (vocals, lyrics, synths, bass, beats, arrangement) and Kai Hofius (guitar, drums, lyrics, bass), based in Oakland, CA.
Vocalist and producer Ess says: “Tiny Anchor is a song about navigating intimacy. It can be hard to see that someone loves/likes you when your traumatic/fear-based thinking patterns get in the way. An interaction can easily feel like rejection when we’re on high alert. It‘ll send us off spinning. I like to ‘throw a tiny anchor’ to slow things down, to take some emotional space to understand what’s happening without tanking the whole ship, and course correcting if needed.
I can also really get pulled under by my patterns, and that’s when I call upon resources to help me find me way out — such as a love enveloping Sea Dragon Goddexx to surround me and lift the veil. Or— in some cases— to affirm that my fear is there for a good reason and I should listen to it. It can be hard to know what’s going on. This song is part of my process of figuring it all out.”
Tiny Anchor is accompanied by a gloriously neon animated video for the track, created by Dani Aloi at Crystal Swamp Studios and premiered by New Noise Magazine. The European single release – out on the 21st of August via AnalogueTrash – also includes an exclusive remix from AnalogueTrash label-mates The Cowls.