JASON COLLETT SHARES NEW SONG “LOVE YOU BABE”
BAHAMAS’ AFIE JURVANEN PRODUCES ICONIC SONGWRITER’S 6th LP
SONG AND DANCE MAN OUT FEBRUARY 5 VIA ARTS & CRAFTS
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“Love You Babe” is the second song to be revealed from Jason Collett’s upcoming sixth full-length album, Song And Dance Man. The breezy lap steel-flavoured number takes a (mostly) lighthearted look about being lost in love, blending the iconic songwriter’s easy verse with the 70s dance music essence of his new record. As electric as newfound romance, yet steeped in years of domestic reverie, “Love You Babe” captures the true topography of love. “Let’s go to bed before we fight, hold your body close to mine, so I can love you babe." Pour yourself something smooth and curl up with this one.
Produced by Bahamas’ Afie Jurvanen, Song And Dance Man’s thirteen songs bear the wit and melody of classic Jason Collett: contemplative reflections on getting older, backed with an affinity for freewheeling disco music. The album’s conspiring themes of love & loneliness, sun & shadows, are buoyed by its soaring sound. Each song rises into an easy, spacious groove, lead by Jason’s languid melodies and Afie’s sun-drunk bass.
The result is a dynamic addition to a strong body of work. Recorded in spring 2015 with long-time collaborators drummer/engineer Don Kerr (at his Rooster Studio), Christine Bougie on guitar & lap steel, Zeus’ Neil Quinn on backing vocals, and Afie holding it down on the bass, Song And Dance Man may be Jason Collett’s finest effort yet. The storied songwriter is back in the spotlight, more comfortable than ever in the guise of entertainer.
Fans in Toronto can continue to attend Jason Collett’s ninth annual Basement Revue which kicked off on December 1 at The Dakota Tavern and runs for five consecutive Tuesdays. Curated and hosted by Collett and poet Damian Rogers, past Basement Revues have boasted an impressive roster featuring Feist, Michael Ondaatje, A Tribe Called Red, Joseph Boyden, Margaret Atwood, Anne Waldman, Daniel Lanois, Naomi Klein, Gord Downie, Marina Abromovic, Broken Social Scene, Andy Kim, Linda Spalding, Ken Babstock, Torquil Campbell (Stars), John K. Sampson (Weakerthans) and more. This year’s guests so far have included TUNS, Kevin Hearn, Reuben And The Dark, Charlotte Cornfield, and many more.
National tour dates will be announced soon.
SONG AND DANCE MAN TRACKLIST:
1. Provincial Blues
2. Song And Dance Man
3. Forever Young Is Getting Old
4. Long Day's Shadow
5. Little Sparrow
6. If She Don't Love Me Now
7. Singing American
8. Love You Babe
9. Black Oak Savanna
10. Where Does Your Love Go?
11. Nobody's Fool
12. It Don't Matter Anymore
13. Staring At The Sun
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