Dawes are back with an epic new single, “Someone Else’s Café / Doomscroller Tries to Relax,” the opening track from Dawes’ upcoming new studio album, Misadventures Of Doomscroller, arriving everywhere on Friday, July 22. Pre-orders are available now.
“The first half of this song could be about tyrants,” says Dawes frontman Taylor Goldsmith. “But it could also be about anyone who thinks that a little more control is gonna make everything okay. The second half is a response to that developing reality of the first half. The world might be a scary place sometimes but, to some degree, I want to believe I can decide how I respond to it.
“Every time a take was completed felt like a major accomplishment. It being 10 minutes really raised the stakes. Didn’t wanna be the guy to mess up in minute 7 or 8 with everyone playing flawlessly up to that point. This whole album, and this song especially, felt a little beyond our comfort zone and I’m really proud of what that’s done to the music. I like to think that you can hear the eye contact, that you can hear us thinking on our feet. It’s already become a top 5’er to play live. Happy to finally have it out in the world.”
Produced by longtime collaborator Jonathan Wilson (Billy Strings, Father John Misty, Angel Olsen), Misadventures Of Doomscroller represents an adventurous new turn for Dawes, evincing a more ambitious, exploratory approach towards recording than ever before.
A full-album concert film of the band performing Misadventures Of Doomscroller recorded at EastWest Studios in Los Angeles, CA is available for free through this Sunday, May 8 at midnight ET. The audio was produced by Jonathan Wilson and the film was directed by Caitlin Gerard. It will be taken down at midnight ET Sunday, but the version of “Someone Else’s Café / Doomscroller Tries to Relax” will remain. Subsequent songs from the film will be re-posted through the album release date.
Dawes will mark the arrival of Misadventures Of Doomscroller with a wide-ranging international live schedule, including headline shows, festival performances, and a summer tour with The Head and The Heart.