Artist: Dougmore
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Song: ”Best Outta Three”
Album: Outerboros
Release Date: June 2, 2017
Label: Golden Stag Music

In Their Words: “In 'Best Outta Three,' I attempt to capture a moonlight-drenched walk home from a first date gone wrong -- that feeling when Lady Luck lets you lose, when a brazen first kiss is met by a turned cheek. Exploring games of chance to find my language for this particular heavy-hearted experience took form from its well-known, most basic-level -- a playground match of rock, paper, scissors. Suddenly, metaphors for this romantic tête-à-tête find new life through the signing of hands by a metonymic displacement of the kiss event.

In the language of love, hand imagery is commonly employed, as in 'winning his/her hand in marriage,' a figure of speech that is an extension of the symbolic exchange of rings as signifiers for a couple's love and relationship status. I use the poetry of the song to play in the space existing between sign and meaning, as well as signified and signifier, as my metaphors dance and spin out into something new as they run away with themselves.” -- Dougmore


Photo credit: Yoichi Nagano

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