Jesu is one of the few outfits that can justifiably lay claim to both metal and shoegaze simultaneously, which certainly speaks volumes about the versatility put forth by bandleader Justin K. Broadrick. Prior to Jesu, the multi-faceted UK musician had been a part of the metal scene for years, and now, we find him working solo and busily producing under a new moniker, Pale Sketcher. Taken from the new project’s forthcoming debut album, Jesu: Pale Sketches Demixed, “Plans That Fade (Faded Dub)” is a tranquilly brooding composition focused on thick washes of filtered synths, subtle bass rumblings, and a slow-paced drum-machine beat. Broadrick’s reverberated voice floats in, around, and throughout the ominous track, and showcases a falsetto croon most wouldn’t initially expect from a veteran metalhead.

Jesu: Pale Sketches Demixed will be released August 24.

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