“Find New Ways” By Dan Mangan

“Find New Ways” By Dan Mangan is Northern Transmissions Song of the Day. The track is off the Vancouver artist's current LP Being Somewhere
“Find New Ways” By Dan Mangan is Northern Transmissions Song of the Day

Dan Mangan is sharing new single, “Find New Ways”, which bluntly put is “about haunting my wife should I happen to die first,” he says. “The idea that even death can’t help our relationship from evolving and unfolding in new and unexpected ways. Lustful love is part of the journey, but most of a life together is actually about friendship. It’s about having a person. And not just staying with that person because you said you would, but finding new ways to appreciate their contribution to your life.”

Mangan’s latest album Being Somewhere, cuts incisively but never forgets its underlying thesis: It’s cool to care. Mangan arms the rebels in the crusade for tenderness. The album is a combative plea for mercy from a manic world and its effects on the psyche. Whittling his sharpest pen to date, Being Somewhere is marked by Mangan’s singular wit and a respectful deference to the quagmire of existence.

“I wanted this album to feel like the inside crook of a familiar elbow on the nape of your neck, a comforting embrace” says Mangan, “These songs are tenderhearted and unfurl like an overdue conversation with a dear friend. They essentially lay out where we’re at, how I’m doing, and how I think I can help.”

The Vancouver artist collaborated with a number of talented artist’s on Being Somewhere, including Drew Brown’s (Radiohead, Beck), Joey Waronker (Beck, Atoms for Peace), Jason Falkner (Beck, St. Vincent), Thomas Bartlett (The National, Taylor Swift), Dave Okumu (Arlo Parks, Adele), Mary Lattimore (Kurt Vile, Sharon Van Etten), and Broken Social Scene frontman Kevin Drew.

Dan Mangan 2024 Tour Dates

May 3 – Penticton, BC – Dream Cafe
May 4 – Penticton, BC – Dream Cafe
May 5 – Penticton, BC – Dream Cafe
May 17 – Saskatoon, SK – Capitol Music Club
July 5-7 – Smithers, BC – Midsummer Music Festival
July 19-20 – Gravenhurst, ON – Tall Trees Festival
Aug 3-5 – Canmore, AB – Canmore Folk Music Festival

Order Being Somewhere by Dan Mangan HERE


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