Friday 12 January 2024

Song of the Week - Danielle Durack - Good Dog


It’s a new year, so here’s a new start.

No more just posting the occasional introducing-style post called NEW.

I’m going (partly) back to what I did before, with at least one post every seven days, with a favourite new release from the previous week.

Let’s title them Song of the Week shall we? Good huh? It took me a long time to think of that. Honest. 

I’ll keep doing the occasional introducing post as well.

To tie things up neatly the Song of the Week will always be a tune that features on the Breaking More Waves New Music Weekly playlist (another originally titled thing I do – which you can follow on Spotify). So if you have already listened to this week's edition, you'll have heard this one and know how gorgeous it is.

So here we go. Song of the Week #1 is Good Dog by Nashville’s Danielle Durack. For fans of the sort of sad girl acoustic folk-pop that the likes of Phoebe Bridgers writes, Good Dog seems to be a song about a dog waiting for and missing its owner: “I’ve been waiting by the window in the dark, keeping quiet, sat listening for your car.” However, as the song continues it seems that Danielle is projecting some of her own insecurities into the song as well. It's not just a cute song about her canine pal.

Tender, bruised and beautiful, the one thing you probably wouldn’t expect an introspective song like Good Dog to have is a rather comical (but kind of sad) video featuring a lonely hot dog sausage. But that's exactly what it has.  Trigger warning for sausage lovers – the ending is brutal. You'll either laugh or cry. Possibly both.

Danielle releases the follow up to her album No Place in February 2024 and it’s called The Escape Artist. You can order it through Bandcamp now by clicking here. She also has a number of US shows in February and March. Alas at the moment for those of us in the UK there’s no sign of dates here, but let’s keep everything crossed for something in the future.

Danielle Durack - Good Dog

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