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DOV: “Be Your Lover”



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Brooklyn-based, Tel Aviv-born queer pop artist DOV shares the second single and title track off his forthcoming Be Your Lover EP. Detuned synths and effervescent textures swell and wane throughout the dark and brooding track as DOV sings in layers of injured tones with pervasive plurality.

DOV says of the song, “‘Be Your Lover’ is about unfulfilled love. I wrote the song about an experience I had meeting someone when I visited a different country, with whom I totally fell in love. The whole time, though, I felt like the distance, an ocean apart, would keep this love from becoming a realty (“I will never hold another, cast out to the open sea”). It’s about that strong feeling of losing something you never actually had, that potential to meet someone, fall in love, then ask yourself if you should leave everything behind and take that leap to be with them.”

“Be Your Lover” follows the debut single “Save” with fellow Israeli vocalist TESHA, who’s been featured by NYLON and Wonderland in the past. Fluctuant percussion punctuates layers of elegantly scraping guitar, ghostly reverb, and ominous synth melodies beneath TESHA’s sweetly sinister vocal. “Save” was well received with coverage from Complex, OUT, Billboard, and Milk.

DOV is the project of multi-instrumentalist and producer Dov Eagle. He moved to NYC from Tel Aviv after serving in the IDF (Israel Defense Forces) until age 21. The son of a left-wing political activist, he migrated from Israel and its conflicted ideals as they didn’t fit the life that he wanted to lead as a queer liberal musician and artist.​​​​​​​

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