Encouraged by his mother, a piano teacher, Douglas Dare composed instrumental music as a boy growing up in the small coastal town of Bridport, England. He didn’t take up songwriting until 2008, but his elegant piano songs have drawn comparisons to Thom Yorke and James Blake and attracted the attention of Erased Tapes. His second album, Aforger, is a marked evolution from his debut, not only sonically, but also in the more candid and vulnerable lyrics. Douglas recently scored the documentary film: Storyboard P, and was commissioned to create a tribute to Leonard Cohen for an exhibition at the Contemporary Art Museum of Montréal.
Photo: Poppy Cockburn