Published Jun 18, 2014For decades, rock fans have speculated that Pink Floyd's 1973 classic Dark Side of the Moon is intended to sync up with The Wizard of Oz. Similarly, Rich Aucoin's new album Ephemeral is aimed at synchronizing with the 1979 claymation version of The Little Prince. We'll see soon enough, as Aucoin has now shared the details of the LP, which is out of September 9 through Bonsound.
Grammy winner Mick Guzauski (Daft Punk, Talking Heads, the Bee Gees) contributed mixing. A press release describes the 10 tracks as "sharp dance-pop," with the record's message being one of uniting people.
"This album was written to explore the same concepts and themes contained in Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's densely filled 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," Aucoin said in a statement. "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."
The tracklist is below. Keep scrolling down to watch the previously released video for album track "Are You Experiencing?", which uses footage from Aucoin's joyous live shows. Plus, here the newly shared single "Want to Believe."
Speaking of Aucoin's live performances, his tour schedule is also below. More dates will apparently be announced soon.
1. Meaning in Life
2. Want to Believe
3. Are You Experiencing?
4. Yelling in Sleep
5. They Say Obey
6. City I Love
7. Four More Years
8. I Am Sorry
9. Let It Go
10. Always the Same
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
08/02 Halifax, NS - TBA
Read our September 2014 cover story on Aucoin here.