Joey Dosik – Don’t Want It To Be Over
Steven A. Clark has announced a new LP, Where Neon Goes To Die, available September 7th via Secretly Canadian. With one foot in the 80s pop / R&B that Clark grew up and the other in contemporary club the album flows in the vein of a Peter Gabriel meets Frank Ocean; a juxtaposition that feels new but familiar with Miami (Clark’s residence) as the backdrop.
It’s the city where Clark’s lifelong love of music became a full-time pursuit, and also happens to be an enormous playground filled with temptations for a budding young artist. Where Neon Goes To Die explores a complex relationship full of highs and lows created by the temptations. From sultry pop to heart aching ballads, the album retells Clark’s travels through the city’s nocturnal fantasyland through hooky, R&B-infused synth pop-file.
Over the course of months, Clark and Boys Noize built up eight songs written by Clark (plus two written by his uncle) by bouncing them back and forth over email until the two came together at Boys Noize’s Berlin studio for the final sessions, where they had enough distance from the city at the center of the album to properly capture its essence. You can listen to the first offering from the album “Feel This Way” way above, and Clark’s dates as direct support on the fall Chromeo tour below.
Steven A. Clark Tour Dates
9/10 – Madison, WI – Orpheum *
9/12 – Cincinnati, OH – Madison *
9/13 – Cleveland, OH – Agora *
9/17 – Louisville, KY – Headliners *
9/18 – Memphis, TN – New Daisy Theater *
9/19 – St. Louis, MO – Pageant *
9/21 – New Orleans, LA – Joy Theater *
9/22 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works *
9/23 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls *
9/25 – Baltimore, MD – Ram’s Head *
9/27 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel *
9/28 – Charlotte, NC – Fillmore *
9/29 – Norfolk, VA – NorVa *
10/1 – Brooklyn, NY – BK Steel *
10/4 – Hartford, CT – College Street Music Hall *
10/5 – Syracuse, NY – SI Hall at the Fairgrounds *
10/6 – Portland, ME – State Theater *
* supporting Chromeo
Joey Dosik’s debut album, Inside Voice, is set for release August 24th via Secretly Canadian. Today, he’s thrilled to share the Tim Hendrix-directed video for album’s second single, “Don’t Want It To Be Over” (Feat. Coco O.). The song “is too happy to be just be a break up song and too dark lyrically to be just a make up song,” says Dosik.
We are heartbroken today to have lost our dear friend, collaborator and artist Richard Swift. He passed in the early hours of this morning. From the moment he first came into our lives in the fall of 2004, it was clear he was a rarefied soul. His family, friends, music community and everyone who loved him are in our thoughts. Fingerpaint with the blackest ink you can get your mitts into today.
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