In promotion of his upcoming fourth studio album, In Conflict, Oscar-nominated composer Owen Pallett appeared on CBC Radio’s Q with Jian Ghomeshi earlier today. In addition to a dazzling rendition of “Song for Five & Six”, Pallett unveiled a brand new track entitled “I Am Not Afraid”. Not only did it mark the song’s world premiere, but also the triumphant debut of Pallet “playing piano and singing”, according to a press release.
Despite whatever nerves there may have been, Pallett tickled the ivories something fierce. The song itself is a ballad forged with his usual blend of Avant-garde and classical sensibilities, albeit with a slightly more bluesy, Billy Joel-esque tinge to it.
Watch the in-studio performance below: