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Stranger’s Kiss (Duet with Angel Olsen) (Official Video) by Alex Cameron on VEVO.

“On “Stranger’s Kiss,” Cameron’s duet with Angel Olsen, his ambition expands from insular synthpop to a sweeping, Springsteen-inspired ballad about a strange loneliness.” – THE FADER

Alex Cameron is set to release his sophomore album, Forced Witness, on September 8th. Having already shared the “devastating and danceable single” (NPR Music), “Candy May,” today the artist presents “Stranger’s Kiss,” an affecting duet with Angel Olsen that contains as much raw humanity as it does a savvy grasp of the impossible loneliness of the times. Directed by Jemima Kirke, the video stars Kirke alongside Cameron as a pair of destitute nobodies clinging to the relief of a strangers affection on the streets and subways of New York City.

It’s a fitting peek into the forthcoming Forced Witness, where Cameron’s solutions to the casual madness of today’s world involve danceable and dangerous earnestness. Cameron’s unflinchingly honest and sharp, and Forced Witness offers us vivid portraits of misfits looking at the world without illusion.

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Watch “Stranger’s Kiss” Video

Alex Cameron Tour Dates:
Fri. Sun. Aug. 4-6 Happy Valley, OR @ Pickathon
Thu. Aug. 17 Saint Malo, FR @ Route du Rock La Nouvelle Vague
Sat. Aug. 19 Paredes de Coura, PT @ Paredes de Coura
Wed. Aug. 23 Berlin, DE @ Pop Kultur
Thu. Aug. 24 Luxembourg, LU @ Rotondes
Fri. Aug. 25 Antwerp, BE @ Het Bos
Sat. Aug. 26 Leeds, UK @ This Must Be The Place
Sun. Aug. 27 Liverpool, UK @ The Shipping Forecast
Mon. Aug. 28 Bristol, UK @ Louisiana, Bristol
Tue. Aug. 29 Newcastle, UK @ The Academy ^
Wed. Aug. 30 Edinburgh, UK @ Usher Hall ^
Thu. Aug. 31 London, UK @ The Lexington SOLD OUT
Sun. Sep. 3 Salisbury, UK @ End of the Road Festival
Tue. Sep. 19 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sister Bar
Thu. Sep. 21 – Austin, TX @ The Sidewinder
Fri. Sep. 22 – Dallas, TX @ Double Wide Bar
Sat. Sep. 23 – New Orleans, LA @ Circle Bar
Sun. Sept. 24 Memphis, TN @ Growlers
Mon. Sept. 25 Nashville, TN @ The Basement
Tue. Sep. 26 – Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups
Thu. Sep. 28 – Chicago, IL @ The Hideout
Fri. Sep. 29 Bloomington, IN @ Blockhouse Bar
Sat. Sep. 30 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe
Mon. Oct. 2 – Washington, DC @ Songbyrd DC
Tue. Oct. 3 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brendas
Thu. Oct. 5 – Montreal, QC @ Brasserie Beaubien
Fri. Oct. 6 – Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Upstairs
Sat. Oct. 7 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade NYC
Fri. Nov. 17 – Hamburg, DE @ bel&Gefhrlich
Sat. Nov. 18 – Leipzig, DE @ TransCentury Update
Tue. Nov. 21 – Frankfurt @ Zoom Frankfurt
Wed. Nov. 22 – Lausanne, CH @ La Romandie
Fri. Nov. 24 – Zurich, CH @ Zukunft Club
Sat. Nov. 25 – Paris, FR @ Les Inrocks Festival
Mon. Nov. 27 – Brussels, BE @ Le Botanique – Orangerie
Tue. Nov. 28 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso Noord
Wed. Nov. 29 – Brighton, GB @ The Haunt
Fri. Dec. 1 – Dublin, IE @ The Worksman Club
Sat. Dec. 2 – Glasgow, GB @ Mono
Sun. Dec. 3 – Newcastle, GB @ The Cluny
Mon. Dec. 4 – Nottingham, GB @ Bodega Social Club
Tue. Dec. 5 – London, GB @ Scala
Wed. Dec. 6 – Manchester, GB @ Deaf Institute

^ = with Mac DeMarco

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