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Vancouver alt-rock duo Dear Rouge capture self-reflection on latest single, “Gimmie Spirit”

Photo Credit: Lindsey Blane

Secluded away from the busy cityscapes, Canadian duo Dear Rouge (Drew and Danielle McTaggart), took up residence in a lakeside cabin shortly after the release of PHASES, their stellar sophomore record.

Their third full-length album, Spirit is a call to live a freer, more courageous life. It’s a battle cry, and the cover art reflects the traces of the fight on lead singer Danielle McTaggart’s face. Spirit is an inspiration to its listeners to be bold and brave; to foster, create, encourage, and celebrate ourselves and others. They plead outwardly for the energy to continue onward and upwards on their new single “Gimme Spirit.” This is an especially important plea given that the song title is the defining essence of both the band and Danielle herself.

The duo shares on “Gimmie Spirit,”

We wrote this song in a time of uncertainty and fear of the future. The lyric that stuck was ‘take me back to why we started in the first place.’ We felt this sense that if we could remember the whole reason and core desire to make this record, then the heart and passion would just come. We just knew it was special; this song brings us hope, and ended up being the title track for the album.”


Connect with Dear Rouge:

Matthew Patania

Hi, I’m Matthew, and I am the Founder of Pulse Music Magazine. Having attended my first live show in the Spring of 2015, I realized just how much joy music brings to my life. As my love for music continued to grow, I decided to create a publication that serves as an outlet to share stories told through life's grandest medium.

Written by Matthew Patania

Hi, I’m Matthew, and I am the Founder of Pulse Music Magazine. Having attended my first live show in the Spring of 2015, I realized just how much joy music brings to my life. As my love for music continued to grow, I decided to create a publication that serves as an outlet to share stories told through life's grandest medium.

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