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Today, JUNO Award winning songwriter Dan Mangan shares “Troubled Mind”, what may be his most upbeat, dance-able song to date “in complete contrast to the lyrics - both in denial of the troubled mind, as well as in defiance against it,” he claims.
Produced with Simone Felice (The Lumineers, Bat For Lashes), "Troubled Mind" is about “the struggle to maintain any kind of mental equilibrium in the day-to-day as we're bombarded with the woes of the world,” says Mangan. “As the inflation of urgency increases, so does our capacity and appetite for it. I succumb to it as much as the next person.”
In addition to the new track, Mangan has teamed up with visual artist Ben Clarkson to create a stunning lyric video for “Troubled Mind”. Also, fans who sign up to Mangan’s mailing list today will receive a handpicked Spotify playlist to dance away their own troubled minds. Sign up HERE
Having just wrapped a run of US tour dates with Stars, Mangan will head out on a short tour later this month with Kaleo making stops across Canada and Michigan. Full tour dates can be found below.
Earlier this year, we saw Mangan return to the rich, earnest, sentimental songwriting that he started with as a bright-eyed singer/songwriter in Vancouver. His first single of 2018, “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. The Straight called the track “starkly beautiful”, while CBC Music said it’s “wistful and hopeful and creaks in all the right places.”
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” and “Troubled Mind” follow 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.
Dan Mangan will release his fifth studio album later this year.
“Troubled Mind” Single Artwork // DOWNLOAD HIGH-RES
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)