Ozark Mountains based Dream pop duo, Dover Lights have unveiled their video for Three Women, the first single from their forthcoming self-titled debut LP with it set for release in the new year. Consisting of lyricist/composer, Daniel Brinker, and producer/arranger, Andy Moore. With Three Women, Dover Lights weave an elegant and gossamer folk melody, that cascades slowly like the falling of leaves, evoking the mood and atmosphere of their distant mentors—notably Tears for Fears, The Jesus and Mary Chain, This Mortal Coil, Pearls Before Swine, and Nick Drake.
Over a three minute interlude, Dover Lights encase in the amber of a song all the tender poetry of Baroque pop, 60s Psychedelic folk, and Dream pop through fabled lyrics and the soft descent of 12-string guitar work—bringing along with it: “an invitation into the sensuality of autumn.”
As Daniel Brinker explains:
“The song is a portrait of three women who had a profound influence on my life: the first from a dream, the second from my travels, and the third, my wife. The video is made up of footage from a trip that she and I took to the west coast of Ireland a few years ago. We go hard on several of the songs on this album (shifting seamlessly between arena-ready New wave, Darkwave, Post art rock, and Industrial) but play it soft on others, indulging our love of 60s folk. We play it cool on Three Women.
The album is an experience. Each song was written and recorded with the full-body of work in mind. Similar to listening to a Bowie album, no two songs sound the same, but they’re all woven together through the vocals, the storytelling in the lyrics, and the tertiary colors in the guitar-work. Several songs on the album deal with spiritual desolation — an Old Testament longing to get out of the wilderness; there’s a sensation of being on fire, burning out of the confines of one’s own body. It’s not all darkness, however. There’s a beauty in it all, and there are brighter songs like Blue Fox and Three Women.” — Brinker
Watch the video for “Three Women” below:
Three Women comes from Dover Lights’ self-titled debut album, out January 15th, 2021.