Listen to Alex Cameron’s Duet w/ Angel Olsen, “Stranger’s Kiss”
Australian singer-songwriter Alex Cameron will release his sophomore album Forced Witness on September 8th via Secretly Canadian. The first single “Stranger’s Kiss” has been embedded above.
With Forced Witness, Cameron’s solution to the difficulties we face is a danceable and dangerous earnestness, a sense of honesty that heals and relieves even as it cleaves us or makes us laugh in self-defense. He’s offering vivid portraits of misfits’ views of the world, presented without illusion. Recorded in Berlin in an old East German radio station and produced by Cameron along with Foxygen’s Jonathan Rado, these tracks at first seem shamelessly entertaining, the driving rhythms and rousing melodies embellished at every turn by Molloy’s warm horn-work. But the love songs and anthems contain as much raw humanity as they do a savvy grasp of the impossible loneliness of the times, especially apparent in the song “Stranger’s Kiss” — Cameron’s affecting duet with the American singer Angel Olsen.
1. Candy May 04:08
2. Country Figs
3. Runnin’ Outta Luck
4. Stranger’s Kiss (Duet with Angel Olsen) 04:01
5. True Lies
7. The Chihuahua
8. The Hacienda
9. Marlon Brando
10. Politics of Love