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Indie88 Premiere: Homeschool shares dreamy new single ‘Next Day’

Gossip Girl star Tom D’Agustino has shared a new single as Homeschool, “Next Day,” premiering now on Indie88.

“Next Day” is a dreamy, hazy ballad with intricate acoustic guitar lines, soft vocals, and intimate melodies. Throughout the track, Homeschool delivers vulnerable lyrics like, “And I want to do the impossible/ And wake up.”

“I wrote ‘Next Day’ instead of writing a song that I had been trying really hard to write, but was getting nowhere,” Homeschool explains. “I realized I was forcing it, attempting to make a song that was clever and beautiful – a song that could serve my own self-image. It didn’t work. “Next Day” began to emerge when I took breaks and it became a song about keeping the beauty that we discover close to the chest, if at least for a moment, before tossing it into the river of content. The things I do and say come back to my mind like little electric shocks and sometimes that can be really unpleasant unless I put it into a song, into a loose narrative to figure out why I am the way I am. I still have no idea why, but songs seem to help.”

Listen to “Next Day” below.

More about Homeschool:

Earlier this year D’Agustino shared a new EP, Homeschool: Book II, which started a new era for the artist. The EP questions what our memories mean to us.

“I used to think music showed me what I wanted,” Homeschool says. “Success, validation, streams, likes, people writing flattering articles about me. All of that just seems so unimportant to me now. Music has shown me what I don’t want, not just in the industry but in my life. I don’t want to be a ‘star,’ but I also don’t want to be a father, I don’t want to be a husband, I don’t want to be a man or a woman, I don’t want to be safe and secure and snuggled up into my little society-approved life. I think Homeschool has given me so much permission to exist fluidly and outside of the confines that I have imposed upon myself for most of my life.”

D’Agustino is headed out on tour. Check out the dates below.

Tour Dates:

Lodge Room Highland Park – Los Angeles, CA – August 12
Cafe Du Nord – San Francisco, CA – August 13
Arcata Theatre Lounge – Arcata, CA – August 14
Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR – August 15
Tractor Tavern – Seattle, WA – August 16
Goldfield Trading Post – Sacramento, CA – August 18
Felton Music Hall – Felton, CA – August 19
Elsewhere – Brooklyn, NY – August 27

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