Rich Aucoin Releases New Song “Dopamine”
- Canadian alt-rock singer-songwriter Rich Aucoin has released a new song “Dopamine” from his upcoming fourth studio album “United States”.
The accompanying music video features a beautiful montage of 83 photos taken by Rich Aucoin during his 2018 bike tour of the U.S. It is inspired by Swiss photographer Robert Frank’s journey across the U.S.
Rich Aucoin said of the video, “For this video, I knew I wanted to explore something similar to Robert Frank’s journey of the United States when creating his masterpiece photo-book, The Americans. Inspired by this fellow foreigner’s look at America, I took many photos for the purpose of crafting something similar for this video but unfortunately all the photos that weren’t posted in my blog for Paste Magazine, were lost after the tour had concluded. Nevertheless, I edited down the 264 remaining photographs to the 83 in this video; the same number as in Frank’s seminal work. Frank coincidentally has also called Nova Scotia home and where he passed away last year.”
The album “United States” is set to be released on September 18th via Haven Sounds. He wrote the album, observing the America from the ground level, while cycling across it for Mental Health America (as well as the Canadian Mental Health Association). While taking this Robert Frank approach, Aucoin composed a song for each of the 12 states he pedalled through.
- source : Paste Magazine