This is My Fault (Do it to Me)

This song is called “This is My Fault (Do it to Me).” It’s one of the older songs going on the next full length, and it actually sat untouched for a bit until I showed it to a few people who ended up being really enthusiastic about it.

I planned on putting vocals in the “chorus,” but that never happened, and I’ve sort of grown to like it the way it is: sparse. The lyrics (and music, for that matter) are heavily influenced by Perfume Genius, specifically the song “Mr. Peterson.” That song is about a boy’s sexual relationship with a math teacher in high school; this song is about someone being sexually abused and feeling guilty for it, which is, sadly, a common feeling for victims of sexual abuse.

The video footage was taken in Bristol, England. It was interesting seeing how people reacted to me walking down the street filming them. I’ve never done that before.



  1. Daniel says:

    I love this song. First of all I love how long the eighth-note synth introduction is. It’s three times longer than I thought it would be, and that’s awesome. I love unpredictability in music. I’m always a tad bit disappointed when hearing a song for the first time when I can successfully predict what happens. The music fits perfectly with the message in the lyrics. The music matches the desperation and despair felt by a sexual abuse victim being trapped in such a terrible situation… not just with the notes and beats played but the many great effects used. You, sir, are a master of sounds.

    I liked how Ancient Electrons (and evidently this new album) had a mix of old(er) and new(er) songs. I’m assuming this is one of the reasons why I found Ancient Electrons so dynamic and interesting. I’m just stating the obvious here but songs from different periods of your life are going to be different, if ever so slighty. Combining songs from different periods on one album is a great idea I think.

    Also that’d be cool if you posted little slurs like this one for all of the songs in the album on this site. It provides some context and makes the song all the more meaningful to the listeners. Plus it could give some insight into the songwriting process. Which would be interesting to me. At least.

  2. Carlos Campos says:

    Great to hear new music, can’t wait for next album

  3. Darren says:

    Nice song. Been following you for a few years and whats really funny is you coming over here and recording the video on a road I know really well! Park Street, Bristol. Used to be fantastic for record shopping. Keep up the cracking music and dont ever forget how amazing the Texas album is!! :o P

  4. True Fallacy says:

    Quite simply one of the best new songs I’ve heard all year. Can’t wait for the new stuff!

  5. meagankay mays says:

    It’s amazing Daniel, and it’s honestly my favorite. I listen to it on repeat for hours. <3 hah

  6. Daniel says:

    I like where your Music is heading Dan.
    I enjoyed playradioplay very much. Your first Analog Rebellion stuff was alright.
    But this is tops. Really. Hats off to you. You have grown so much musically and from a production perspective.
    Keep it up.

  7. LaMadness says:

    Beautiful, really the whole album (Full Frontal) is just fucking beautiful! It has quickly become one of my new favorite things. :)

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