Every once in a while, music lovers strike gold without expecting it. Many years ago, when I was pastoring in Texas, my wife and I went with some good family friends to see Bill Mallonee (formerly of Vigilantes of Love) play at a Yoga studio. We showed up and were a little bit upset that there was a local opening artist.
But our irritation was silenced once Doug Burr started to play. I love Bill Mallonee’s music and that’s the reason we were there that night but I will always remember that night as the night I met Doug Burr’s musical presence. He quickly became one of my favorite singer/song-writers.
It’s been five years since Doug Burr released his last album, O Ye Devastator. After the success of Burr’s breakthrough album On Promenade, Burr was disappointed with Devastator’s seeming lackluster reception and vowed not to release another record until he could say that the album was not only different than what he had previously done but that he was pleased with the growth.
As Burr’s label, Velvet Blue Music puts it: “Doug Burr did not wait five years to release a new album; he worked five years to release a new album.” The resulting album, Pale White Dove pushes Burr’s music into heavier, even darker territory while building on everything that has made Burr so special to so many people.
To celebrate the release of Pale White Dove, Burr has released a “Deluxe” version including many of those key demo versions and a video for “I See Satan Fall Like Lightning.” There is also a short documentary about Burr’s struggle between O Ye Devastator and Pale White Dove.
Watch both right heyah: