Danielle Durack Releases New Song ‘Dean’

    Danielle Durack has released ‘Dean’, the third offering from her forthcoming record Escape Artist. It follows earlier cuts ‘Shirt Song’ and ‘Good Dog’. Give it a listen below.

    “Dean was my stepdad from ages 4-11, and remained a pretty large part of my life after his and my mom’s marriage ended until he moved away when I was 14,” Durack explained in a statement. “We stayed in touch via phone calls and texts, but I never saw him again. He was a father figure to me through some pretty foundational years, and due to some unfortunate circumstances, I wasn’t made aware of the funeral. I would have liked to have been there to share what he meant to me.”

    “For the video, initially I wanted to use all home video footage, but after getting it all together, there were only a few of Dean as he was usually the one behind the camera,” Durack added. “I wanted to find a way to incorporate them in an animated collage and at first I wasn’t sure how I was going to coalesce all these elements, but I got to work and I’m really happy with how it turned out. All in all it took about 6 months: 1500 stills, hours of editing, hours of exacto-knife-ing, and hours of moving everything a centimeter at a time. I’m glad I got to honor him and his life somehow.”

    Escape Artist will be released on February 16.

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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