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The music of Doug Tuttle is the sound of the outside. Expansive and ambitious, it has an ability to be introspective while never losing a fully-aware sense of the enormity around us. So it’s a bit appropriate the Massachusetts songwriter returns today, on this summer solstice (June 21), with a mindful new track titled “Twilight.”
The song loops along an infinitely straight circle, as the video, directed by Ty Ueda, finds Tuttle out in the wilderness. The camera follows him along an unknown path; a fitting metaphor for the psych musician who has always been a step ahead of the usual psych-folk trends.
“The video was shot mostly in infrared in a few different woodland spots in Eastern Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire,” Tuttle tells Vanyaland. “I recorded this song, as with everything on my last two records, by myself in my apartment in Somerville. I’m currently between labels, and thought it would be a good time to give self-releasing a single a whirl.”
“Twilight” is just the beginning of this new chapter for Tuttle, who is readying his next album; currently marked with a title of TBA, and a release date of TBD. Free from the usual label cycles and rollouts, Tuttle is taking his time. And like a casual stroll out in the seemingly never-ending woods of New England, time is all that really matters.
Featured image up top by Sam Quinn.