Today Dougie Poole releases the latest single, “Nothing on this Earth Can Make Me Smile,” off his upcoming album The Rainbow Wheel of Death, alongside the announcement of his North American tour.

The track is accompanied by a vividly kaleidoscopic music video (by Jonathan VanDyke) that mirrors Poole’s ability to write songs whose meanings grow and change over time with repeat listens.

Poole comments:

“I initially thought this was just another self-pitying, sad-sack verse I’d written (my notebooks seem to be full of them), but now I think the song is about being in love, and about the stage of love where you start to reveal to somebody a less rosy picture of yourself. There’s a bakery called Lord’s on Flatbush Avenue (by Triangle Junction) that advertises photo cakes. My girlfriend Elizabeth and I would daydream about the photo cakes we’d get when we lived nearby, but we’ve never gotten one.”

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