Watch The Dø’s Invigorated “Despair, Hangover & Ecstasy” Video
Get familiar with this Franco-Finish duo before the release of Shake Shook Shaken on January 26.
Franco-Finish duo The Dø (pronounced “doe") have already charmed France, and now with the release of their third album Shake Shook Shaken on the horizon, they've set their aim on America. To kick off that campaign, they're sharing a hyper-saturated and vaguely retro new video for “Despair, Hangover & Ecstasy." In it, vocalist Olivia seems to be riffing on Rosie the Riveter, with her jumpsuit, baby bangs, perched atop an airplane engine.
The song is an invigorated, emotionally savvy cut of synth pop, and it was the last one they wrote for the album. “It was initially inspired by life on the road with its emotional highs and lows and intense traveling. It's also an apology to people we hurt because of a devouring devotion to a cause, be it artistic or not," the band explained in an email. “I guess it's common to people on a mission, despite the sacrifices and the guilt, one must move on. In the end we must deal with extreme emotions over and over again. I wanted to make it a positive progression, ecstasy being the ultimate goal. We're all desperately trying to freeze it there, aren't we?"
Shake Shook Shaken will be released January 26 via the band's own Siamese Squids label.