JASON COLLETT SHARES NEW SONG “FOREVER YOUNG IS GETTING OLD”
BAHAMAS’ AFIE JURVANEN PRODUCES ICONIC SONGWRITER’S 6th LP
SONG AND DANCE MAN OUT FEBRUARY 5 VIA ARTS & CRAFTS
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Following a landmark ninth annual Basement Revue residency at Toronto’s Dakota Tavern throughout December, Jason Collett shares “Forever Young Is Getting Old”, the third song to be revealed from Song And Dance Man, his upcoming sixth full-length album. Whistling its way through two and half minutes of a toe-tapping beat, the iconic songwriter paints a wistful yet poignant picture of life in the not-so-fast lane: “It was easy come and easy go, now there’s no easy road,” Jason sings over shuffling bass, elastic guitar, and playful call-and-response. “Forever Young Is Getting Old” is available for purchase on January 15, and is an instant download for album pre-orders as of January 18 alongside first singles “Love You Babe” and “Song And Dance Man”.
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 Quin 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 were recently treated to Jason Collett’s ninth annual Basement Revue which ran over five consecutive Tuesdays at The Dakota Tavern. Curated and hosted by Collett and poet Damian Rogers, this year’s Basement Revue included Tagaq, Torquil Campbell (Stars), Joseph Boyden, TUNS, Sarah Harmer, Kevin Drew, Tracey Lindberg, Reuben And The Dark, Mark Goldstein, Charlotte Cornfield, Arkells, Ron Sexsmith, Hannah Georgas, and many more.
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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