Tim Heidecker Shares 'Fear of Death' Pop Tune "Nothing"
"I wanted to write a religious sounding song about agnosticism"
Published Aug 26, 2020In addition to "Office Hours" and his forthcoming astronaut show, the ever-busy Tim Heidecker is also about to drop another album of impeccable soft rock. Fear of Death was written and produced with a star-studded group of musicians, and today we get its second single.
"Nothing" is a piano-led pop ballad about the afterlife through the lens of someone who doesn't particularly believe in one. I wanted to write a religious sounding song about agnosticism," Heidecker said in a statement. "I wrote it a little poppier/jauntier, but working with Natalie (Mering, a.k.a. Weyes Blood) and Drew (Erickson), we smoothed it out into something more haunting and (in my opinion ) beautiful."
Heidecker added, "We crammed the session into the end of an overdub day/night, just the three of us doing it live with Natalie adding those incredible angel harmonies over the bridge. Drew and (Jonathan) Rado later added all sorts of goodness to it. The second verse is a very literal description of my experience at the SXSW premiere of Us. I'm pretty proud of this one in general. I hope it delivers some goosebumps."
Listen to "Nothing" below.
Fear of Death arrives on September 25 via Spacebomb Records.