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Indie88 Premiere: Vancouver alt-rock duo Dear Rouge return with first new music in three years ‘Fake Fame’

Beloved Vancouver alt-rock duo Dear Rouge are back with a new single called “Fake Fame,” premiering now on Indie88.

“Fake Fame” marks Dear Rouge’s first new music in three years. On the new track, the band calls out socialite influences on social media. Throughout the anthemic tune, Danielle McTaggart wails lines like, “I don’t want your fake fame!”

“Stardom is alluring and fascinating,” McTaggart explains. “It can also be toxic, destructive, and entrapping. Just before writing this song, I actually deleted all social media from my phone. It felt like a small act of rebellion against the anxiety and pressure I felt. In our digital age where anyone can blow up overnight, or one can buy followers and validation, what does notability mean? ‘Fake Fame’ is our attempt to answer this question. It examines our addiction to technology, social media culture, fast fashion, and the tension between desiring and despising fame.”

Listen to “Fake Fame” below.

“Fake Fame” marks the follow-up to Dear Rouge’s 2018 album, Phases. That record featured the hit “Boys & Blondes.” It’s made up of 10 tracks of the duo’s signature “grit and gloss” sound.

Lead photo courtesy of Lindsey Blane.

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