Written by: Alex Green
Ahead of his new album David J has released a digital-only single that finds him teaming up with actress/activist Rose McGowan.
Titled “The Auteur (Redux/The Starlet’s Cut),” the song is the perfect way to tide fans over before the release of the former Bauhaus/Love and Rockets member’s upcoming album Missive To An Angel From The Halls Of Infamy And Allure.
Of his collaboration with McGowan, David J says: “The original version of ‘The Auteur’ was released as part of an EP in 2002, an old song that tells a much older story but one which in light of the whole #metoo movement now has an addendum. The most vocal proponent of that righteous call for respect and culpability, Rose McGowan, makes a fitting and emotional appearance on this brand new version’s reprise. Rose told me that she related to the lyrics on a very personal level and, because of this, she is also considering recording her own version of the song.”
The song features Sean Eden (Luna), Paul Wallfisch (Swans), Larry Mullins AKA Toby Dammit (Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds), Sean Eden (Luna) and backing vocalist Emily Jane White.
The official release of ‘The Auteur (Redux / The Starlet’s Cut)” is June 14. A two-track version of the song is available exclusively via Glass Modern Records’ Bandcamp.
In other David J news, the singer/songwriter recently appeared on Stereo Embers: The Podcast.
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