Taken from 'The Winter of Our Discotheque' out later this year

Michael C. Duguay today shares the video for the first single, “Summer Fights” , to be taken from his forthcoming album The Winter of Our Discotheque. Filmed in the midst of Covid 19 pandemic the video offers an idyllic possible vision of a surreal post-apocalyptic future. The Winter of Our Discotheque is set for release later this year. “Summer Fights” is available now on all music services.

Watch/Share: Michael C.Duguay “Summer Fights”

“Summer Fights” was penned during an impulsive cross-Canada relocation to the west coast’s Gulf Islands in 2014, as Michael C.Duguay’s personal life began to descend into the chaotic grip of addiction and mental illness. In the song Duguay challenges the notion that serenity can be found somewhere else rather than in the present, and explores how what we carry with us from the past shapes the present moment. When he sings, along with Guelph’s Alanna Gurr, that ‘there’s a time and there’s a place for all variety of grace; I think that we’ve found one’, he draws attention to the often overlooked abundance of plain beauty in the minutiae of daily life, and states ‘I’m here, you’re here, this is tough, let’s make the best of it.’.

Filmed by Toronto filmmaker Adrienne McLaren, the video stars David Como (Sing Leaf) and his eighteen-month old daughter, Beatrice. Shot in the rural regions surrounding Madoc, ON, where they live, the short film depicts freedom, contentment, and solitary bliss, evoking the most pastoral and idyllic possible vision of a surreal post-apocalyptic future.

Michael C. Duguay has performed on breakthrough albums by Evening Hymns and The Burning Hell, and in East Coast supergroup Weird Lines (with Julie Doiron and Jon McKiel), among others. In 2012, he self-released Heavy on the Glory, produced by James Bunton (Donovan Woods, Ohbijou). Shortly after Duguay suffered a series of mental breakdowns, eventually leading to institutionalization, poverty, and homelessness. From 2014 to 2018, Michael disappeared from the Canadian music scene completely. The Winter of Our Discotheque is a triumphant reemergence for Michael C. Duguay.

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