Photo credit: Holly Whitaker

Following the announcement that his debut album All These Things will be released on 29th July via Domino, today DC Gore releases his anthemic new single, “Sisyphus”.

“To live without a master or a guide, I wish that someone else could write my lines,” kicks off the new synth laden, pulsating track from DC Gore; in what is typical fashion for Gore, “Sisyphus” is a thought-provoking social commentary on the lasting effects of a globalised society.

“’Sisyphus’ is a song about giving up on trying to pretend you know what the hell is going on or what you’re supposed to do,” Gore comments. “It feels like because we have access to the internet, now everyone has to have an opinion on everything all of the time and yet the complexity of the world we live in makes that impossible. I suppose the question the song asks is - after clumsily struggling through your life would it be possible to give in and actually enjoy it?”

Listen to “Sisyphus” here.

Following the dissolution of south London trio Little Cub, Gore has remodelled and reimagined the band’s electronic synth-pop within his solo work to incorporate additional acoustic instrumentation which makes for a more textured and temperate sound. “All These Things is a bookend to a torrid period in my life,” Gore comments. “There are so many themes in there of failure and frustration (personal and political), shame and longing, but in the end, there is a hope to it. All these things that feel so all-consuming at the time become quotidian in the wake of a global pandemic.”

As inspired by the unvarnished portraiture of Martin Parr as he is Ballardian grotesquerie - and by the seedy witticisms of Jarvis Cocker and arch art-pop commentary of Neil Tennant, Gore’s music sits proudly within a rich tradition of distinctively British disrupters. Skewering notions of national identity with a vivid mix of pin-sharp satire in an expansive palette of synthesising new wave art-rock, Gore effortlessly creates songs that are as ingeniously calculated as they are dance-inducing. Highlights include the propulsive, tragicomic “Nietzsche On The Beach”, the melancholic dancefloor-focused “California” and “Bodies” featuring plaintive piano chords and distorted guitar.

“It's a very real possibility that we might be living in the end times, you know? This might be how we're going to go out. And we've got this incredible opportunity to experience life, so why not make the most of it?”

All These Things is available to pre-order on Dom Mart in exclusive curacao blue vinyl with an All These Things-printed notebook and signed polaroid, exclusive curacao blue vinyl, vinyl, CD and digitally. Pre-order: Dom Mart | Digital.


Krijg het laatste FrontView Magazine nieuws in je Facebook nieuwsoverzicht:

More about