Rich Aucoin has released the second single off of his anticipated third full-length album entitled Release due, via Haven Sounds. ‘The Other’, the video for which went live on 8 May, is a showcase of Aucoin’s production skills, a pleasing amalgam of warm organic instrumentation and cool electronic stylings. Live drums and other percussive elements push and pull between funky guitar riffs and warm piano keys.
‘The Other’ is a masterfully layered piece of electro-pop, an anthem addressing collective humanity and the transient nature of earthly pursuits:
when you break it all down
we’re just bones on the ground
Release sees Aucoin grapple with the concept of mortality by using Alice in Wonderland (1951) as a metaphor for the journey. In ‘The Other’, Aucoin’s mindful and meticulous lyrics are carried exceptionally well by his clear and controlled voice. He clearly communicates a message of unity and empathy without sacrificing positivity:
“take a chance
it’s a long song and dance
at the end we’re just all human”
Rich Aucoin took to Twitter recently to tease the release of a video for ‘The Other’, adding to the excitement of Release as we draw closer to it.
Check out the video ‘The Other’ here.
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