Douglas Dare has followed up the announcement of his new album Aforger, due 14 October via Erased Tapes Records, with the stunning second single and new video “Oh Father”.
An intensely intimate track, this is an unflinching look into the world of Douglas Dare. While the lyrics are potent, the song is sweeping and beautiful - it’s all joyously incongruent.
The video was directed by Jeremy Carne and Nikolas Kasinos and was filmed in one continuous take in Berlin.
Speaking about the track, Dare said: "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 said of the video: "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."
Douglas Dare will support Wild Beasts this Autumn on a run of European dates including a London show at The Roundhouse on 4 October.
Aforger will be released on 14 October.