Following its premiere on BBC 6 Music by Mary Anne Hobbs, Douglas Dare shares the playful new single The Joy In Sarah's Eyes, taken from his forthcoming album Milkteeth.
A Jeff Buckley-esque ballad for a new generation, The Joy In Sarah's Eyes recalls childhood innocence;"I realise now that Sarah is the child in me; she is the innocent and pure joy that we all have as children that often is lost with age. Remembering this joy and keeping it with you can literally keep you alive, keep you vital." — Douglas Dare
Released on February 21, Milkteeth was produced by Mike Lindsay — founding member of Tunng and one half of LUMP with Laura Marling — in his studio in Margate in just twelve days, and sees Douglas become confident and comfortable enough with his own identity to reflect on both the joys and pains of youth. In doing so, he has established himself as a serious 21st century singer-songwriter with an enduring lyrical poise and elegant minimalist sound.
Following appearances at the David Lynch-curated Manchester International Festival in July and the Erased Tapes X Musicity showcase at Wonderfruit Festival in Thailand last month, Douglas Dare has announced a headline show in London at Omeara on March 16.
· listen to The Joy In Sarah's Eyes
· watch the official Silly Games lyric video
· pre-order Milkteeth on LP/CD/DL
· book tickets for Omeara