My sophomore record Deserts is set for release on March 23, and I’m very excited to share the video for it’s second single with you today. I hope that “Help Is Needed” speaks for itself. Thinking about the major struggles that the human race is facing only reinforces my belief that we could all be doing more to help out our fellow brothers and sisters. I, too, get caught up in the conundrum of where to even begin, but I believe that it’s something we just have to start doing, whether or not we have a clue. We have to start somewhere that cultivates acceptance and spreads love.
Deserts is an album that consists of me, my Rhodes keyboard, and whatever vocal or heavily treated beatbox loop I came up with. I approached David Vertesi (Hey Ocean!), who I’ve wanted to work with since and told him about my flirtation with this vibe that resembled post Genesis/modern Phil Collins or Peter Gabriel. His eyes lit up, and after showing him some demos, he was most eager to dive headfirst into the rabbit hole with me. Alongside David, co-producer Andrew Rasmussen, and engineer Daniel Klenner, I made a record without guitars or live drums – two staples of my previous work.
Thanks so much for listening and watching. I’ll be heading out on the road in support of Deserts come March, and would love to see you out there. See below for a list of forthcoming dates, and be well.
– Dom Fricot http://dominiquefricot.com
Deserts Release Tour
Mar 9 – Burnstown, ON – Neat Coffee Shop
Mar 10 – Toronto, ON – Burdock (Early Show 6pm)
Mar 16 – Medicine Hat, AB – Cafe Verve
Mar 18 – Calgary, AB – Ironwood Stage and Grill
Mar 21 – Canmore, AB – House Show
Mar 22 – Edmonton, AB – The Mercury Room
Mar 24 Golden, BC – Rockwater
Mar 30 – Vancouver, BC – Fox Cabaret