Fawns of Love, the creation of wife-husband duo Jenny and Joeseph Andreotti, are gearing up to release their second full-length album and have shared the sleek, electronica buzzing track “Mournful Eyes” in anticipation of it. An ode to the sense of being adrift and thick alienation that surrounds them, the song is bathed in all manner of sublime synth and guitar-murmuring dreaminess. Recorded in their home using vintage equipment, the new track as well as much of their music is an experiment in the intertwining of various musical influences. Their very name a homage to a Kate Bush record, the band mingle the cutting and distant tones of the likes of Cocteau Twins, My Bloody Valentine, and The Chills, with that of the pop energies of The Smiths and New Order.
Permanent the band’s upcoming record deals with the state of flux Jenny explains has taken hold of her life as she’s approached the final years of her thirties. “Mournful Eyes” in all its sublime textures and piercing vocal work really digs into the disconnects she and her husband have noticed in themselves and the people around them. But tucked within that melancholy there always seems to be this touching and quietly affecting plea for connection, even as it fades. Both Jenny and Joseph are full-time educators and both talk of the awe they share in the moments where an authentic connection is made between them and their students; that seeing the “glimmer of hope” in their eyes is a two-way street of inspiration for them as educators and musicians.
“I am drawn to like a moth to a flame to people whose pasts have been difficult,” Andreotti said. “I’ve never felt comfortable around the well-adjusted, and this song analyzes why I am magnetically pulled to those whose past mimics my own or who have experienced similar tragedies and falls from grace. A song for the maladjusted.”