DOUGLAS DARE shares powerful new single & video 'Oh Father'
To support Wild Beasts on tour. Album 'Aforger' out Oct 14 on Erased Tapes. Tackling themes of attachment and acceptance, London-based Dare shares his stunning second single & most personal track to date.
Photo credit: Özge Cöne
Following the announcement of his new album 'Aforger', due Oct 14th via Erased Tapes Records, London-based Douglas Dare has shared the stunning second single and new video 'Oh Father' from his forthcoming album.
Filmed in one continuous take in Berlin, the 'Oh Father' video also coincides with the news that Dare will support Wild Beasts this Autumn on a run of European dates including a London show at The Roundhouse on October 4th.
Speaking about the track, Dare comments: "Oh Father is certainly the most personal song I've put out in to the world and the subject is a sensitive one, so I felt any visuals we created had to respect this. I wanted something that wouldn't distract from the song itself; the lyrics are quite purposefully unambiguous and are direct, so we chose to do a single-shot that would intensify the song and not allow the viewer up for air. The audience will read what they will in to the video and, I hope too, the song; for me they are both honest."
Directors Jeremy Carne & Nikolas Kasinos shed some light on the visuals "Through movement we explore a dynamic of control between two bodies, an equilibrium which becomes unbalanced by separation but eventually returns to a state of symbiosis, symbolising an eternally recurring cycle. A metaphor for multifarious relationships structures. There is an unconscious pull towards the unknown, manifested by a mysterious figure which represents both another side of the self and abandon to an other. Opposing forces; a binary of interdependent bits. Although connected conflict exists within the duality, a struggle of attachment and acceptance."
Watch & hear 'Oh Father' here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnKxdgA7ojk
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In a digital age, where memories are mimicked by pixels and identity is as malleable as static, Douglas Dare’s new album Aforger questions the boundaries between reality and fiction.
Inspired by recent events and revelations encountered in his life these songs depict Dare at his most vulnerable, whilst simultaneously reflecting our own obsession with reality and technology back at us.
“The album title plays with the idea of a forger – someone creating imitations or copies, and reimagines them as the creator of something that’s no longer real” he explains. “Prior to writing the record, I came out to my father and came out of a long relationship, both were hugely challenging for me and questioned my idea of identity and reality. These thoughts leaked out into the record and formed the core of Aforger. I was determined not to write a break-up album or repeat what I’d done before.”
Aforger was mastered at the iconic Abbey Road Studios and produced by long-time collaborator Fabian Prynn.
Having first toured the world to support of the likes of Ólafur Arnalds, Nils Frahm and Fink, followed by European headline tours in 2014 and 2015, this autumn will see Douglas Dare return to the live circuit for a series of select shows across Europe, including a London show, in support of Wild Beasts.
See Douglas Dare live:
04.10. London (UK) – Roundhouse*
11.10. Amsterdam (NL) – Paradiso
12.10. Brussels (BE) – Botanique*
13.10. Paris (FR) – L'Espace B
14.10. Lille (FR) – Grand Mix*
15.10. Strasbourg (FR) – La Laiterie*
16.10. Cologne (DE) – Luxor*
18.10. Copenhagen (DK) – Pumpehuset*
19.10. Berlin (DE) – Berghain Kantine
21.10. Prague (CZ) – Lucerna M Bar*
23.10. Zurich (CH) – Rote Fabrik*
25.10. Milan (IT) – Magnolia*
26.10. Lyon (FR) – Epcierie Moderne*
*in support of Wild Beasts
Aforger track list:
1. Doublethink (stream)
3. Oh Father
4. New York
5. The Edge
9. Thinking of Him
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