New Release & Tour: Dan Mangan – Cold In The Summer / More Or Less

Dan Mangan has shared a new track from his forthcoming LP, More Or Less, which comes out on November 2nd

He describes latest track, Cold In The Summer, as the existential crux of the album. “The mid-30s father feeling simultaneously conflicted about having retired the wild young adventurer within and also overwhelmed with appreciation for the privilege and good fortune he has been afforded. I literally got a cold in the summer and thought: ‘This is dumb, I’m getting soft’.”

Listen below…

More Or Less is an album that Mangan claims “feels more like ‘me’ than ever. More sparse. Less meticulous. More kids. Less time. More direct. Less metaphor. More discovery. Less youth. More warmth. Less chaos.” It sees him telling of having a family and the changes and challenges that brings with touching honesty and warmth

For More Or Less, Mangan worked with “some incredible people who have made many of my favourite albums.”Grammy Award winning producer Drew Brown (Radiohead, Beck, Blonde Redhead, Charlotte Gainsbourg) brought in Joey Waronker, Jason Falkner, and Darrell Thorp. For previous singles, “Fool For Waiting” and “Troubled Mind”, Mangan enlisted producer Simone Felice (The Lumineers, Bat For Lashes) who then introduced Ryan Hewitt and Matt Johnson to the fold to play alongside longtime collaborators Gordon Grdina and John Walsh. “This team found a vibrant subtlety that helped me rethink my identity as a singer,” says Mangan. “I cannot thank them enough”

Dan Mangan plays a co-headline show with Laura Gibson at Queen Elizabeth Hall in London’s Southbank Centre on November 13th