US TOUR DATES WITH STARS BEGIN APRIL 15
CANADIAN TOUR DATES WITH KALEO BEGIN JUNE 23
“starkly beautiful” - The Straight
“a heartfelt love ballad... indicative of a return to the earnest lyricism and classic songwriting style” - Exclaim!
"...wistful and hopeful and creaks in all the right places" - CBC Music
“Fool For Waiting” Video Still
Dan Mangan’s new single “Fool For Waiting” is an instant classic love song, destined to be played on first-dance floors and lover’s soundtracks for years to come. Today, the multiple JUNO Award winning songwriter is sharing the new video for the single. Mangan says the video isn’t “meant to be revolutionary or shocking. It's meant to subtly convey how far we've come as a society in the last several decades.”
While the video holds a mirror to society as a whole, it also strikes a personal chord with Mangan himself. He explains, “When I was fifteen, my mom took me out for dinner and informed me that our good family friend Liz would be moving in. I was raised in a very open-minded household and had never for a moment considered myself homophobic, but I completely freaked out. I was terrified of being the kid in high school with the ‘gay mom’. I stopped inviting people over. It took ages to tell my closest friends - to which (of course) they responded, ‘Obviously, we figured it out. Who cares?’. My mom's partner, whom she has since married and is still with, has become such a crucial part of my life that it's pretty much impossible to imagine our family without her. Love is love, and sexuality is not binary. World goings-on are currently worrisome, and we have a long way to go, but we are moving forward. This video celebrates these steps forward amidst the chaos. It's about celebrating the normalization of a more diverse understanding of love.”
“Fool For Waiting” is about “finding someone who makes you feel less crazy, or at least someone who finds your craziness endearing because it’s real and honest,” says Mangan. “And that real, imperfect love is not always as fantastical or magical as a wild romance, but that it’s worth waiting for.”
Produced by Simone Felice (Lumineers, Bat For Lashes) and engineered/mixed by Ryan Hewitt (Johnny Cash, Red Hot Chili Peppers), the song’s vocals, piano, and drums were recorded live off the floor as a duo with Mangan and Matt Johnson (Jeff Buckley, St. Vincent). “The take feels a bit imperfect in a nice way,” says Mangan. “There’s a moment at the end where I chuckled on the line ‘Oh, and they tell me’. Simone liked it because he couldn’t tell if I was laughing or crying. And ain’t that just life…”
Over the course of 10 years, Dan Mangan has gone from a bearded 20-something troubadour playing coffee shop open mics to earning top ten radio hits, scoring Hollywood films, and winning multiple JUNO Awards.
“Fool For Waiting” follows up 2016’s homespun EP Unmake and 2015’s collaborative art-rock album Club Meds. In 2012 Mangan won two JUNO Awards for his sophomore LP, Oh Fortune, and his 2010 debut album, Nice, Nice, Very Nice, was shortlisted for the Polaris Music Prize.
Later this year, Dan Mangan will release his fifth studio album.
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Apr 15 - Portland, ME - Aura w/ Stars
Apr 16 - Boston, MA - Royale w/ Stars
Apr 17 - Providence, RI - Fete Music Hall w/ Stars
Apr 19 - Fairfield, CT - The Warehouse w/ Stars
Apr 20 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer w/ Stars
Apr 21 - Tarrytown, NY - Tarrytown Music Hall w/ Stars
Apr 22 - Millvale, PA - Mr. Smalls Theatre w/ Stars
Apr 23 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club w/ Stars
Apr 24 - Charlotte, NC - The Underground w/ Stars
Apr 25 - Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse w/ Stars
Jun 23 - Vancouver, BC - PNE Amphitheatre w/ Kaleo (tickets)
Jun 25 - Edmonton, AB - Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium w/ Kaleo (tickets)
Jun 26 - Calgary, AB - Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium w/ Kaleo (tickets)
Jun 28 - Winnipeg, MB - Centennial Concert Hall w/ Kaleo (tickets)
Jul 1 - Grand Rapids, MI - 20 Monroe Live w/ Kaleo (tickets)
Jul 3 - Toronto, ON - Rebel w/ Kaleo (tickets)
Aug 2 - Kootenay National Park, BC - Kootenay Park Lodge (tickets)