David J (Bauhaus, Love and Rockets) presents ‘The Auteur (Redux / The Starlet’s Cut)’, a digital-only single featuring actress, activist and writer Rose McGowan. This release serves as a taster for his forthcoming double album ‘Missive To An Angel From The Halls Of Infamy And Allure’, which is set for release on Glass Modern Records in autumn.
The track features a stellar line up of musicians, including Paul Wallfisch (Swans), Larry Mullins AKA Toby Dammit (Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds), Sean Eden (Luna) and Emily Jane White (backing vox). The accompanying video was created by Scott Saw of Fuze Studios.
“The original version of ‘The Auteur’ was released as part of an EP in 2002, an old song that tells a much older story but one which in light of the whole #metoo movement now has an addendum,” says David J.
“The most vocal proponent of that righteous call for respect and culpability, Rose McGowan, makes a fitting and emotional appearance on this brand new version’s reprise. Rose told me that she related to the lyrics on a very personal level and, because of this, she is also considering recording her own version of the song.”
Rose McGowan is a thought leader and agent of change, who originally gained recognition as an actress with lead roles in films such as ‘The Doom Generation’, ‘Scream’, ‘Jawbreaker’ and ‘Planet Terror’, as well as the hit series ‘Charmed’. As a writer, director, music artist, icon, entrepreneur, and feminist whistle-blower, she has focused a spotlight on injustice and inequality in the entertainment industry and beyond. As an activist, she led a movement to break the silence and has become a leading voice in the fight to disrupt the status quo.
David J has spent the last eight months touring the world with Peter Murphy on the massively successful Ruby Rising 40 Years of Bauhaus Tour, covering multiple countries across four continents.
David also recently offered two limited edition vinyl releases for Record Store Day: a remastered and expanded version of ‘V for Vendetta’ in Britain (via Glass Modern) and, in North America, the ‘Thoughts and Prayers’ 7″ single (via Schoolkids Records), performing Emily Jane White‘s ‘Hole in the Middle’ as b-side. In autumn of 2018, he also reissued his seminal album ‘Crocodile Tears and The Velvet Cosh’ and released ‘Oracle of the Horizontal’ with Duende, both on vinyl via Glass Modern.
As of June 14, ‘The Auteur (Redux / The Starlet’s Cut)’ is available across all digital platforms. A two-track version of the single, including the instrumental, can be downloaded exclusively via Glass Modern Records’ Bandcamp.
David J – Vocals
Rose McGowan – Lead female vocal
Emily Jane White – Backing vocals
Paul Wallfisch – Piano, bass guitar, Wurlitzer, backing vocals
Sean Eden – Electric guitar
Larry Mullins – Drums
Heather Paauwe – Violin, viola
Eleanor Norton – Cello
Strings arranged by Paul Wallfisch
Engineered and mixed by Paul Wallfisch
additional engineering by Tony Green
Produced by David J and Paul Wallfisch
Instrumental Version mixed by Paul Wallfisch
1. The Auteur (Redux / The Starlet’s Cut)
2. Instrumental Version