Nashville-based art-pop trio Flesh Eater have released a new track, ‘komfortzone’, which features Fiona Apple. According to a press release, the collaboration came about after the band’s Zwil AR sent the song to film composer Zelda Hallman, who listened to it with Apple. Hallman quickly set up a session at Stanley Recordings, where John Would recorded Apple and multi-instrumentalist Sebastian Steinburg’s contributions, including vocals, piano, vibraphone, guitarron, and curio percussion. Listen below.
“To me, ‘komfortzone’ represents confronting fear,” Zwil AR explained in a statement. “The fear of being seen, of moving toward sharing what’s inside, meeting that where it is, seeing it, and saying, ok, this will be with me indefinitely; I’ve got to move past it.”
“Fear is natural, even healthy at times, but it’s not me,” they added. “It feeds off of what makes it grow, and in my experience, a lot of times I’m most fearful of doing what will help me grow. Feeding that fear, doing what makes me afraid, is not so scary anymore.”
‘komfortzone’ was mixed by Angel Marcloid, who helms the experimental project Fire-Toolz. “Flesh Eater is one of the best bands I’ve ever mixed for, and komfortzone is easily one of the coolest songs I’ve ever mixed!” Marcloid commented. “It’s the exact brand of demented experimental singalong that makes me excited to be sticking my fingers in other people’s music.”