Dear Rouge Releases New Song “Life Goes By And I Can't Keep Up”
- Last month, Vancouver based alt-rock duo Dear Rouge, consisting of Danielle McTaggart and Drew McTaggart, was comeback with “Fake Fame” for the first time in three years.
Following the song, the duo released a new song “Life Goes By And I Can't Keep Up” along with a music video.
The song will appear on their upcoming third studio album.
It was written by Danielle McTaggart, Drew McTaggart, Brendan J Canning and Broken Social Scene.
“The song came to us when we were at our friend Brendan Canning's (of Broken Social Scene) house after a semi-successful writing session at a studio nearby,” Danielle McTaggart said. “He invited us over to his beautiful heritage home in downtown Toronto for a hang. Of course, we couldn't refuse. Surrounded by his impressive record collection and our bellies perfectly full of pizza and wine, I sat down at his upright piano. As I played and enjoyed the vibe, the riff in the chorus and the words just came right out. 'Life goes by and I can't keep up,' I kept singing it over and over. Right away Drew picked up an acoustic and Brendan chimed in with some amazing guidance, the song's structure, and it all just kind of happened. We knew we had something special from that evening on.”
The accompanying music video was directed by Lindsey Blane.
- “We ended up writing the rest of the tune at our cabin at Cultus Lake,” Danielle continues. “The verse lyrics were interesting to write, because we talked about situations in our own lives. Feelings and times f nostalgia that we didn't want to end, or so badly wanted to end. Sometimes it seems like life is going forward and you are stuck with all the unanswered questions or times you wish you could go back to. Years can go by in a flash and you wonder what happened to all that time. This was our vulnerable side on that, almost a journal of how we often feel after a long weekend with friends, or right after a call from a doctor or family member expressing losses. Life is so up and down and it's a ride we can't get off of.”
- Photo by Lindsey Blane
- source : Apple Music