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Rose Elinor Dougall Shares New Song “Take What You Can Get”

A New Illusion Due Out April 5 via Vermillion

Mar 21, 2019 Rose Elinor Dougall
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Rose Elinor Dougall is releasing a new album, A New Illusion, on April 5 via Vermillion. Now she has shared another song from it, “Take What You Can Get,” an immaculately produced propulsive string-backed track. Listen below.

Dougall had this to say about the song in a press statement: “‘In Take What You Can Get’ I was trying to convey that hungry ardent energy that one can feel when falling for someone - hence the propulsive frenetic energy of the track. The ideas in the song can also be extended into a wider context of considering that grasping, opportunistic culture that seems all pervasive in modern day society. Filling the un-fillable void!”

A New Illusion is Dougall’s third album and the follow-up to 2017’s acclaimed Stelluar (which was one of our Top 100 Albums of 2017). Previously Dougall shared its first single, “First Sign” (which was one of our Songs of the Week). Back in November she also shared the new song, “Make It With You,” which was our #1 Song of the Week and is surprisingly not featured on the new album.

The album features her brother Tom Dougall of the band TOY, along with his bandmates Maxim Barron and Max Claps, as well as Euan Hinshelwood and Joe Chilton of Younghusband. Dougall had this to say about her collaborators in a previous press statement: “It does feel like a really nice group effort - I didn’t want to be over-prescriptive, so some of it is quite loose. I wanted to make it about musicianship.”

Dougall had this to say about the album: “I just wanted to sit at the piano and play, I wanted to return to something essential. There’s something comforting and solid about that instinctive relationship with music, with playing and singing.”

“First Sign” was inspired during a trip to a remote part of Andalusia, in Southern Spain. Dougall explained: “I was trying to cut loose from a situation, and this song is about vainly attempting to shake oneself free. I was looking for a loose, hazy feeling to the music to sit with the imagery of the song. I wanted it to sound like the end of summer.”

Dougall is also a former member of The Pipettes and Mark Ronson‘s band, as well as Innerspace Orchestra, a trio with Tom Furse of The Horrors and Cathy Lucas of Fanfarlo.

Read our 2017 interview with Rose Elinor Dougall on Stelluar.

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