The Chemical Brothers

“The Darkness That You Fear”

The Chemical Brothers are Back, and Just in time to save us all, too! “The Darkness That You Fear” is the Grammy winning and critically acclaimed duo’s first song in over 2 years, and is an uplifting message of hope.


“’The Darkness That You Fear’ is a hopeful piece of music. When we found the combination of the different voices worked set to the flow of the music it made us feel optimistic, like it was something we wanted to share.” – The Chemical Brothers’ Tom Rowlands


With over a Billion global streams to their name, 7x Grammy winners The Chemical Brothers’ new single “The Darkness That You Fear” comes just over a year after release of their last brand new music, the seemingly prophetic “Eve Of Destruction,” which was the final single from critically acclaimed 2019 album “No Geography”.


“When I first heard the song I immediately connected with the theme and the overall positive vibe. New government rules for relaxing lockdown had been announced and combined with the sun shining, it left me feeling positive about the forthcoming summer. It also triggered a strong sense of nostalgia that led to me going back to look for visual inspiration from the period in time when I first discovered The Chemical Brothers in the mid ’90’s. The video combines archive rave footage from the mid to late 90’s with hand painted Super 8 film textures and hand drawn animation. I love using colour to create chaos and evoke emotions and this was the perfect project to do that.” —video director RUFFMERCY

Listen: The Chemical Brothers – “The Darkness That You Fear” (radio edit)

The Chemical Brothers – “The Darkness That You Fear” (radio edit)