Rich Aucoin returns with his sophomore album, ‘Ephemeral’ on September 9 via Aucoin’s own imprint Young Enthusiastic Americans Records (YEA Records). Watch the trailer for the album below.
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You can also stream the new single, Want To Believe via Soundcloud below
Aucoin now custom orders his trademark parachute (as seen in the Are You Experiencing? video – watch it below) since there are so many devoted and curious fans rushing to get under them at live shows. “Rich Aucoin is already holding stadium-caliber, interactive live spectacles in the confines of clubs”, marveled CBC Radio 3’s Grant Lawrence, “Imagine what this Halifax electro-imagineer could do in a hockey arena!”
Watch the video for Are You Experiencing? below.
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“In times like this/I wanna be a believer!,” Aucoin shouts on the driving, dynamic single, Want to Believe, which was mixed by Grammy Award winner Mick Guzauski (Daft Punk). It’s not surprising that he means all times. “I want to believe,” he says, “and am on a quest to try to have as many experiences as I can to elicit belief.”
Aucoin has experienced the same loss and doubt as any other person. On the upbeat Four More Years, he explains the toll his life has taken on him: “I’m alone so much/what good are friends you cannot touch…I fuckin’ miss my friends.”
Lastly and most importantly, Ephemeral was inspired by the story ‘The Little Prince’ (it runs in synchronization with the 1979 claymation film). This album was written to explore the same concepts and themes contained in Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s children’s novella; “themes of the ephemerality of human existence, the absurdity of life, the values placed upon the pursuit of power, wealth and knowledge,” says Aucoin. Isolation and relationships are a big focus in the book and the record and the realization that our relationships are the most important part of our short existence.
06/26 – Waterloo, ON @ Starlight
06/27 – London, ON @ Call the Office
06/28 – St. Catherine’s, ON @ SCENEfest
06/29 – Toronto, ON @ World Pride
06/30 – Saint John, NB @ Market Square (Canada Day Countdown)
07/01 – Fredericton, NB @ Officer’s Square
07/18 – Pemberton, BC @ Pemberton Music Festival
07/31 – Edmonton, AB @ Bermuda Festival
For more information on Rich Aucoin, visit richaucoin.ca.