Nova Scotia-based musician Rich Aucoin has released a new single from his forthcoming EP Hold (due out March 16), which he’s supporting with a unique fifteen-date tour that extends through June (see the full schedule here). Unlike a traditional tour, Aucoin will be bicycling from city to city, raising awareness for mental health by donating 100% of tour proceeds to Mental Health America and The Canadian Mental Health Association.

“The Fear,” our Song of the Day, follows the release of previous singles “Release” and “The Middle.” All three songs will be featured on the upcoming EP. He discussed the latest one in a statement:

“This song’s single lyric is a mantra for the importance of overcoming our fears, fostering the evolution and improvement of our lives. Fear is important but, left unchecked, can dominate our behaviour and hold us back from experiences just outside our reach. If our fears are of failure or rejection, the fears are moot as those are some of the most important tools we have to learn from. What would we be without our mistakes?”