Douglas Dare

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Douglas Dare

Season 3 · Episode 1

London-based singer-songwriter and pianist Douglas Dare is one of the UK’s emerging young stars in the field of electronic pop music. Encouraged by his mother, a piano teacher, he began composing instrumental music at a young age but didn’t take up songwriting until 2008 while studying music at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. Dare’s elegantly moody, piano-based compositions and haunting voice drew comparisons to artists such as Thom Yorke and James Blake. In 2013, he attracted the attention of Erased Tapes founder Robert Raths, who released his debut album Whelm and its follow-up Aforger in 2014 and 2016 to widespread critical acclaim. In his STRRR episode, Douglas shares with us his affection for Marina Abramovic and Candy Darling in addition to reminding us of Patti Smith’s “Advice to the Young”

Interview + 2nd Camera: Max Dax, DOP + editing: Lucia Lux, Photo: Lucia Lux, Animations: TOPE, Introduction: Craig Holiday Haynes

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