Tom Fleming (Formerly of Wild Beasts) Announces One True Pairing Project, Shares Song | Under the Radar - Music Magazine

Tom Fleming (Formerly of Wild Beasts) Announces One True Pairing Project, Shares Song

Watch the Video for “One True Pairing” via Domino

Jul 03, 2019
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Tom Fleming was formerly a member British art-rockers Wild Beasts, who called it quits in 2018. Now he has announced a new solo project, One True Pairing, and shared a video for its first song, also titled "One True Pairing." The single is out now via Domino. Check out the Clarence Clarity-directed video below. Also below is the cover art for the single.

Fleming had this to say about the name of the project in a press release: "One True Pairing is a name taken from internet fan fiction, where you write the perfect relationship you always wished existed. The idea of Prince Charming and Helpless Princess living happily after is no fun at all."

Of the song, Fleming says: "I wanted to write about the real world. This is a song about hope, about getting beaten down and getting up again, more wide-eyed and full of wonder than you ever were before. It's about doing wrong and then seeing things for what they really are. It's a love song, or as close as I'll ever want to get to one. The name of the whole project is something of a savage joke, but this time I mean it 100% sincerely. Wear the scars proudly, wave 'em in the faces of people who don't, will never understand what they mean. One True Pairing, 2019, hope you enjoy it."

Fleming's former Wild Beasts bandmate Hayden Thorpe recently released his debut solo album, Diviner, in May, also via Domino. Back in February Thorpe shared the album's title track, "Diviner," via a video (it was one of our Songs of the Week). When the album was announced in April he shared another new song from it, "Love Crimes," via a video for the track (it was #2 on our Songs of the Week list). Then he shared another song from it, "Earthly Needs."

In 2017 Wild Beasts announced their breakup in a typed up statement, signed by the band and posted to Instagram. That was followed by a final EP, Punk Drunk and Trembling, three farewell concerts in February 2018, and a final album, February 2018's live in the studio release Last Night All My Dreams Came True (which featured new interpretations of songs from across their catalogue).

Read our 2018 interview with Hayden Thorpe about the breakup of Wild Beasts and the band's legacy.

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