New York Times: David Duchovny’s Truth Is Out There, Between Covers

New York Times: David Duchovny’s Truth Is Out There, Between Covers

New York Times interviews David Duchovny about the inspirations behind his new novel, Miss Subways.

By Maureen Dowd | April 28, 2018
I’m a sucker for a man who reads Yeats. So I’m bound to like a man who bases his novel on an obscure Yeats play.

“When I was at Yale in graduate school, a friend of mine brought me to see a play that the undergraduates were doing and it was ‘The Only Jealousy of Emer,’” David Duchovny recalls one rainy day over lattes at Tavern on the Green. “It’s a verse play, so it’s kind of unwatchable. But I got the gist of it, which was a very cool wager about love, and it stayed with me forever.”

Naturally, since this is Fox Mulder of “The X-Files,” there’s a supernatural element and a parallel universe. And since this is also Hank Moody of “Californication,” there’s some drinking and womanizing, too.

In the Ulster Cycle of Irish mythology, Emer and the warrior hero Cu Chulainn fall in love and marry after trading cryptic riddles.

The Yeats play conjures a moment when Cu Chulainn inadvertently kills his own son in battle and then, distraught, begins fighting “the deathless sea” and almost drowns. A demonic Irish fairy, called a Sidhe, appears and offers Emer a cruel bargain: If she gives up her fondest hope that the warrior will tire of his mistress — also at his sickbed — and grow old with her, the fairy will let Cu Chulainn live.

“He’ll never sit beside you at the hearth,” the Sidhe tells Emer, “Or make old bones, but die of wounds and toil, on some far shore or mountain, a strange woman beside his mattress.”

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NME: David Duchovny Q&A: Tom Petty, The future of X-Files, #TimesUp and his own sweet, sweet music

NME: David Duchovny Q&A: Tom Petty, The future of X-Files, #TimesUp and his own sweet, sweet music

By Leonie Cooper | March 15, 2018

Hello David! Music is a relatively new string to your bow – what made you start making it?
“I just always loved music and had wanted to play an instrument and found myself with some time about six or seven years ago. I was like, ‘fuck it, I’ll teach myself how to play guitar’, and just sit in a room and learn some chords and sing along to songs that I like, like the way any child would do but I happened to be in my 50s when I did it.”

What were those songs that you were playing along with?
“’The Weight’, ‘Wish you Were Here’, classic ’60s rock, stuff that I grew up with, a real return to my roots.”

How does the new album differ from the first?
“I think musically it’s more sophisticated. The first album is more country rock or folk rock or whatever, more stripped down, even though there are a couple rockers. But this one is more like… I love ‘”Heroes”’ by Bowie, can we give a vibe like that to the song? I love Fleetwood Mac bass and drums – can we kind of have the airtight feel to the song? Stuff like that.”

‘Every Third Thought’ – why name the album after that track? Why is that track so important?
“I don’t think it is so important, I wanted to call the album ‘Stranger In The Sacred Heart’ but people were afraid that people would think it was a Christian album! But ‘Every Third Thought’ I think as a phrase it’s kind of strangely evocative and good and as you probably know by your accent, it’s Shakespeare. “Every third thought will be on death” I think is the actual quote but in the song it’s kind of like on another person. It’s a little bit about obsession or not being able to move on, I kind of like it.”

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Consequence of Sound: David Duchovny gives Track by Track breakdown of his new album, “Every Third Thought”

Consequence of Sound: David Duchovny gives Track By Track breakdown of his new album, "Every Third Thought"

By Michael Roffman | February 6, 2018

David Duchovny is a jack of all trades. He acts, he writes, he directs, and, yes, he plays music. Now, nearly three years after he dropped his full-length debut, 2015’s Hell or Highwater, the Golden Globe-winning actor returns with Every Third Thought.

Due out February 9th via King Baby/GMG, the sophomore album offers a strikingly intimate portrait of Duchovny, who meditates on his late father and past relationships through songs like “Stranger in the Sacred Heart”, “Jericho”, and “Half Life”.

Below, you can stream the incredible album ahead of its release and read our exclusive Track by Track interview with Duchovny. You’ll quickly see he’s just as sharp and intuitive as he traditionally is on screen in The X-FilesCalifornication, et al.

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Billboard: David Duchovny on His Late Blooming Music Career & Gaining Confidence as a Singer

Billboard: David Duchovny on His Late Blooming Music Career & Gaining Confidence as a Singer

By Brian Leak | February 6, 2018

For 30 years, David Duchovny has been on screens big and small with roles ranging from “Tess’s Birthday Party Friend” in 1988’s Working Girl to beloved characters like The X-Files‘ “spooky” FBI agent Fox Mulder and writer Hank Moody in the sex, drugs, and rock n’ roll-riddled Californication. In recent years, though, Duchovny has dabbled in other areas of entertainment. He’s written two books and has another on the way, and in 2015 he released his debut album, titled Hell Or Highwater.On Feb. 9, Duchovny will release his second full-length album, Every Third Thought, which he’ll begin supporting with a handful of tour dates in New Zealand and Australia.

Duchovny spoke with Billboard to discuss his process as a songwriter, the importance of music education, and what might be on the horizon for him and his band.

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Billboard: David Duchovny Shares Ethereal New Single ‘Half-Life’ From Upcoming Album ‘Every Third Thought’ Premiere

Billboard: David Duchovny Shares Ethereal New Single 'Half-Life' From Upcoming Album 'Every Third Thought' Premiere

By Wandera Hussein | January 22, 2018

Award winning actor David Duchovny has returned on multiple fronts in 2018. With the reprisal of his role as Fox Mulder on the The X-Files on Jan. 3rd, the multi-talented Duchovny also shared some new tunes. Duchovny’s upcoming album Every Third Thought is due for release on Feb. 9 and the alt-rocker released the ethereal single “Half-Life” today (Jan. 22) in promotion of the upcoming LP.

Equipped with blaring riffs, a crooning synth melody, and a gentle acoustic guitar, the sci-fi actor’s album mixes love and science, with Duchovny singing subtly about the unconditional love. “Unconditional love decays, only fossilized hearts can break. Every piece is indivisible.”

“I find poetry in science,” Duchovny told Billboard. “Things like The Heisenberg principle or Schroedinger’s cat — things like this. The phrase half life and the fact that it refers to radioactive decay or decay struck me as a poetic and wonderfully ambiguous place to start a song about life and love.”

Along with the release of the album, Duchovny is set to embark on a short tour across Australia and New Zealand. The tour begins on Feb. 20 in Auckland, NZ and concludes on Mar. 1 in Brisbane, AU.

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Rolling Stone: David Duchovny Details New Album ‘Every Third Thought’

Rolling Stone: David Duchovny Details New Album ‘Every Third Thought’

By Althea Legaspi | January 5, 2018

David Duchovny has announced the release of his sophomore album, Every Third Thought. The follow-up to 2015’s Hell or Highwater, the new 12-song set will be released on February 9th via King Baby/GMG.

According to a statement, the new material eschews the folky vibe of the musician-actor’s debut LP and moves into a more rock direction. It will first be released digitally and on streaming services before becoming available on CD and vinyl.

“I feel like this album presents a real growth lyrically and musically from the first and I can’t wait to get it out there,” Duchovny said in a statement.

Duchovny’s musical aspirations are a relatively recent development. In 2015, Duchovny told Rolling Stone he first picked up the guitar just a few years prior to amuse himself and he began with the classics. “The Beatles, Lou Reed, the Band, Petty — classic white-guy rock,” he said, naming artists whose songs he first learned to play on guitar. “I love Seventies funk, but I’m not good enough to play it yet. So hopefully, within the next year or so, I’ll get my jazzy chords and come out with a little Sly and the Family Stone tribute album.”

Following the release of Every Third Thought, he will embark on a tour through New Zealand and Australia with U.S. dates to follow. In the meantime, he’s starring in the 11th season of The X-Files, which premiered on Wednesday on Fox.

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