Douglas Dare has shared a touching version of Wherever You Are, taken from his new album Milkteeth, featuring percussionist Manu Delago on hand pans. The duet was premiered on our virtual stage at this weekend's first digital edition of Sea Change Festival, which hosted exclusive sets from Ben Lukas Boysen, Qasim Naqvi, Daniel Thorne and David Allred, receiving a 5-star review from The Guardian.
The pair first collaborated on Manu’s 2017 album Metromonk with a track they co-wrote titled Abrupt, recorded remotely due to them both touring at the time. They had yet to perform it live together, so when Manu got in touch with Douglas earlier this year wanting to collaborate on some songs from Milkteeth, it seemed like it would finally happen. But then the lockdown happened and once again, they found themselves recording remotely and performing separately. Their version of Wherever You Are is both soothing and therapeutic, bringing a sense of calm despite the pressures of being in isolation. Douglas’ "exquisite vocals" pair beautifully with the mesmerising tones of Manu Delago’s handpans and together with its self-made video, the duet serves as a poignant reminder for what can still be achieved creatively despite the current challenges we all face.
Douglas also performed pieces from his acclaimed album Milkteeth via La Blogoteque's new Stay Away Shows on Instagram last night. Yesterday’s performance follows the announcement of Douglas’s European tour dates which have now been rescheduled for September and October this year.
· watch Wherever You Are
· revisit our virtual stage at Sea Change
· order Milkteeth on LP · CD · DL
· book tickets for his tour