SONG OF THE DAY Douglas Dare – Doublethink

douglas_dare_aforger_artwork_1024_1024Douglas Dare is a London-based singer-songwriter whose latest album is inspired by the technology-orientated world that we live in today and it’s effect on our reality.  Following his 2014 debut, ‘Aforger’ is an album that seeks to unveil our obsession with technology, exploring how it obscures the boundaries between reality and fiction as Douglas Dare explains, “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.”

Growing up on an isolated farm, Dare observes how worlds apart his life is now compared to what it was then, describing how, “I grew up on quite an isolated farm in Dorset, surrounded by fields and not much besides. My mother taught piano from home and we didn’t have a computer, or the internet or mobile phones. In fact, my family still chooses not to use these things. It’s worlds apart from my life now in London where technology seems to dominate everything I do”

First single to come from this forthcoming release is ‘Doublethink,’ a song that exposes the more vulnerable elements to this album where Dare writes from personal experience, exposing how, “After finding out my boyfriend had been leading this double-life, I became obsessed with the question of what is real and George Orwell’s 1984 felt appropriate for me to re-read. Orwell explains this idea of reality control and Doublethink, and it struck a chord with me. The idea that truth can be steered or changed, and we might be able to believe two contradictory things at once. In my case, ignorance was my protection from the truth and ignorance really is bliss, until you’re no longer ignorant.”

This piano-led track is wonderfully constructed, driven by an intensity that is evident both in Dares haunted, captivating vocals and the chilling melody, where at times hints of Radiohead and Beirut can be detected.  Listen above

Aforger will be released on 14th October via Erased Tapes and can be pre-ordered from here

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