Ahead of the release of his debut album All These Things this Friday, DC Gore today releases the wonderfully wistful title track.
Illustrating a different side to his songwriting than has been released previously, “All These Things” is a beautifully nostalgic ballad featuring a dreamy saxophone melody from Dan Berry (Bombay Bicycle Club) and Gore’s soft, reminiscent vocals.
“‘Maybe it’s time to give in and start living’ could be the subtitle of the album,” Gore comments. “I think with everything we’ve been through in the last few years I wanted to end the album on a positive note. The song is another list, this time of things we’re promised as kids vs the reality of it as adults; I think there is hope here but also acceptance. This was the last track I finished on the record so felt like a good place to end on with a hope of what’s to come for all of us.”
Listen to “All These Things” here.
Today Gore also announces a UK tour for this Autumn which includes a show at London’s The Waiting Room on 15th November. To celebrate the album release, he’ll play a show at Rough Trade East as part of their Rough Trade Recommends series alongside Regressive Left and Reuben’s Daughters this Thursday. Tickets on sale now from here.
UK live dates
28th July – Rough Trade East, London
29th Oct – Mood Swings @ YES, Manchester
10th Nov – Just Dropped In Records, Coventry
12th Nov – Headrow House, Leeds
13th Nov – The Lanes, Bristol
15th Nov – The Waiting Room, London
16th Nov – Folklore, Brighton
Following the dissolution of south London trio Little Cub, Gore has remodelled and reimagined the band’s electronic synth-pop within his solo work to incorporate additional acoustic instrumentation which makes for a more textured and temperate sound. “All These Things is a bookend to a torrid period in my life,” Gore comments. “There are so many themes in there of failure and frustration (personal and political), shame and longing, but in the end, there is a hope to it. All these things that feel so all-consuming at the time become quotidian in the wake of a global pandemic.”
All These Things is available to pre-order on Dom Mart in exclusive curacao blue vinyl with an All These Things-printed notebook and signed polaroid, exclusive curacao blue vinyl, vinyl, CD and digitally. Pre-order: Dom Mart | Digital.