North Carolina-based dark rock artist Donnie Doolittle is sharing his newest video, “I’m a Man,” and it’s premiering right here at New Noise.
Doolittle’s eclectic sound takes influence from a variety of artists like Leonard Cohen, Lee Hazlewood, Johnny Paycheck, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Timber Timbre, and John Carpenter. He’s released two singles so far from his debut album, Dreamy D: “Utopia’s Shit” and “When a Woman.” The newest track, “I’m a Man,” is Doolittle’s third single from the project. The tracks are all united in their groove-driven and heavily layered production, building up to large, captivating choruses encompassed in dark, synth-heavy rock with some melancholic pop sensibilities.
Doolittle chats more about the new track:
“We had a lot of fun pumping this song full of bold synthesizers and tongue-in-cheek hubris. In both the song and video, we played with the unfortunate notions and realities of what it is to be ‘manly.’ To me, the end result is equal parts enjoyable and tragic—a dark comedy.”
Watch the video for “I’m a Man” here:
Photo courtesy of Donnie Doolittle