Bonus MP3: The Secret Handshake -- "Every Single Time"
The album, called Night & Day, finds Dubuc trying to shed his mall-punk tag. And it does so in a big way, with Dubuc taking his always-impressive pop sensibilities in a new, very Motown direction.
(And, yes, emphasis on "very": Dubuc's producer somehow managed to procure the legendary label's tape machine for the album's studio sessions.)
But while the new album represents a massive change in direction for the Dallas-based pop musician, it doesn't necessarily leave all of his old fans in the dust. Night & Day is still a pop record. And, like with his older output, this record is chock full of memorable hooks.
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It's an impressive effort, no doubt.
But it's clear from recent conversations with Dubuc that the 25-year-old musician finds himself at a bit of a crossroads these days. He's not sure where to take his music next--and he's not wholly confident in making decisions that could leave his old fans confused. He's still quite active--he recently completed a month-long national Secret Handshake tour, and quickly followed that up by recording vocals on a new metal project called Of Legends--but he's even hinted that he's thought of giving up his pop efforts altogether.
Given his recent output, we tend to think that'd be a mistake.
You can make that call yourself, though. Dubuc's been kind enough to pass along a free mp3 of "Every Single Time," the lead-off track from Night & Day, for DC9 readers to download. Give the track a listen and a right-click after the jump.
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