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Wild Beasts’ Tom Fleming returns as One True Pairing

By | Published on Thursday 4 July 2019

Former Wild Beasts member Tom Fleming has announced new project One True Pairing, while also releasing his first track under that name and confirming his debut live show.

“One True Pairing is a name taken from internet fan fiction, where you write the perfect relationship you always wished existed”, he says. “The idea of Prince Charming and Helpless Princess living happily after is no fun at all. I wanted to write about the real world”.

Of his debut single, also called ‘One True Pairing’, he explains: “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”, he goes on, “but this time I mean it 100% sincerely. Wear the scars proudly, wave em in the faces of people who don’t, [and who] will never understand what they mean”.

That debut live show will take place at the Bedford Tavern in London on 25 Jul. Watch the video for ‘One True Pairing’ here: