Come on, “clap your hands for the song and dance man”, as Jason Collett has just dropped his first single since 2012’s Reckon.
Along with the release of the single “Song and Dance Man”, comes an announcement of his forthcoming, sixth-studio album by the same name. Both the single and LP feature Bahamas’ Afie Jurvanen (who produced the entire album), — an album that identifies the trials and tribulations of a modern day folk artist.
“I like writing songs and for the first time in my life I felt no rush to hustle them or myself out the door,” says Collett. “I let some dust settle, some weeds grow, putter about at home…” This jingle-jangle folk tune has been bronzed under the 1970s sun with an added brush of contemporary wit. Take a listen in the player above.
Song and Dance Man will be available February 5th via Arts & Crafts.
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
Jason Collett will also be continuing his Basement Revue Concert Series every Tuesday night this December at the Dakota Tavern. Past performances by acts such as: Feist, A Tribe Called Red, Margaret Atwood, The Sadies, Gord Downie, Rufus Wainwright, Marina Abromovic, Buck 65, Shad, Bahamas, Broken Social Scene, Andy Kim, Torquil Campbell (Stars), John K. Sampson (Weakerthans), K-OS and many more.
— Jason Collett (@jason_collett) November 2, 2015