Rich Aucoin releases video for “The Change”

“The Change is in you. If you let go. To it all…” says director Hanlon McGregor of Rich Aucoin’s new video for “The Change”. Directed by McGregor and Mihaly Szabados, McGregor continues, describing the video: “Michael Finn aka Hanlon aka Papa looks back at his younger self through the mirror. Sees the moments when he knew something wasn’t quite right. The moments before he had language or understanding for that difference he saw in the mirror. Glimpses of the time before he was free to dance and to swim without limits or fear …the dream of so many trans people. His daughter Irene plays his younger self struggling to be seen. A Phoenix appears to help clear the way, to remind him that on the other side of the flame, on the outside of the cocoon, the pain ends and the wings emerge.”

Of the song itself, Aucoin says

“It is about embracing change and letting go of the fear of it to take that chance. It’s also about the inevitability of that change so you can either fear it and resist or you can float down the river learning to swim amongst the current which you cannot control.”

He further notes that “musically, this features my first jamming partner and I playing the two drumkits together, Paul Keddy (Verbal Warnin). Another church organ played by composer Peter Togni. I played 6 different pianos on the track including 3 grand pianos. Ellen Gibling plays classical harp. There’s a horn section and the first choir of the record featuring another powerful group of artists: Babette Hayward (Vogue Dots), Rose Cousins, Melanie Stone (Heavy Blinkers), Stewart Legere, Virgil Muir (Museum Pieces), Margot Durling and Jeff Torbert.”

Tour Dates:
June 28 – Nashville, TN – Keogh Fest | East Room
Aug 9 – Hubbards, NS – Shore Club
Sep 9 – San Jose, CA – The Ritz*
Sep 10 – San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop*
Sep 11 – Arcata, CA – Hum Brews*
Sep 18 – Edmonton, AB – Rec Room*
Sep 20 – Minneapolis, MN – Turf Club*
Sep 21 – Milwaukee, WI – Shank Hall*
Sep 22 – Iowa City, IA – Gabe’s Oasis*
Sep 24 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater*
Sep 25 – Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theater*
Sep 27 – Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar*
Sep 30 – San Diego, CA – Casbah*
Oct 1 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo*
* with TWRP


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