David Duchovny Makes Music, “Hell or Highwater”
David Duchovny. Given all the news and whispers about the recently announced X-Files reboot it’s hard to remember him as anything other than the iconic Fox Mulder, but David is a person, and as it would turn out, a rather skilled musician.
After picking up a guitar some years ago, Duchovny has been composing songs and marrying them with his own poetry as lyrics, culminating in his debut alt-rock album, Hell or Highwater. Twelve songs that the artist told Rolling Stone were influenced by Wilco and R.E.M. Not on the same level his modesty assures in the same article, but in the same vein.
Given this somewhat sudden foray into a vastly different artistic venture, they are those who were suspicious. How good could this album be, especially from a man with so many other projects in development? Pretty damn good. It’s simple, it’s pure, light and lyrical. It’s the unassuming sound you’d assume from a man who simple just discovered a new passion. Comparisons could be made, and music jargon could be thrown about, but this music shouldn’t be convoluted and dissected. Listen to it. Feel good about it. Listen again.
This Wednesday you can find the man himself playing an intimate show debuting the tracks at Cafe 393 in Boston at 8 pm.
The title track was released back in March, and the full album is due out May 12th.