DAN MANGAN SHARES FELIX CARTAL REMIX OF “JUST KNOW IT”
JUNO NOMINATED BEING SOMEWHERE OUT NOW VIA ARTS & CRAFTS
Last year, Dan Mangan released his sixth studio album, Being Somewhere, which was just recently nominated for a 2023 JUNO Award for Adult Alternative Album of the Year. Today, he’s sharing a remix of “Just Know It” by multi-platinum, JUNO Award-winning dance music producer (and fellow Vancouverite) Felix Cartal.
“I love the idea that songs can live many lives,” says Mangan. “I’ve known Felix for a bit now and I love his general energy and approach. I encouraged him to make it his own. This Sunset Mix of ‘Just Know It’ feels like a drive down Hwy 101. It also gives me hope that I might finally hear one of my songs while getting my haircut.”
Cartal adds that he was “flattered when Dan asked me to remix this single off his latest album! I only had one condition: I needed to fuck up his vocals. His response: ‘go bananas.’ I’ve been doing Sunset Mixes of my own songs but realized this would be the perfect time to try one for another artist. A moody deep house re-imagining of the record. And to tie everything together we got Jean Paul Langlois to come on board with his interpretation of the music into a beautiful sunset cover art. BC all around!”
MORE ABOUT BEING SOMEWHERE
Being Somewhere, Dan Mangan’s sixth studio album, 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.”
571 emails. 100+ hours on the phone and thousands of text messages. A mere 3 days spent in-person together over two and a half years of long-distance work. Such a displaced recording process might make anyone question the concept of being anywhere at all, let alone being somewhere else.
This is how Dan Mangan and collaborator/producer Drew Brown (Radiohead, Beck) manifested Being Somewhere. All components were recorded in isolation and beamed up to the mothership. No piece of the puzzle ended up as expected, and each moment is the fruition of separate, yet conjoined, rabbit holes.
“The hard part was waiting,” Mangan says of the long-distance process, “sometimes it took six weeks to resolve an issue that could have taken twenty minutes had we been together in a room. But Drew’s dedication and talent cannot be understated, and this music doesn’t sound like anything else I’m hearing these days.”
Under the care of Drew Brown’s distinct touch, Being Somewhere forges sonics well beyond the tropes of modern folk music. Helming the project from Chicago, Brown sourced musical contributions from all over North America, the UK and Japan, including work from 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.
MORE ABOUT DAN MANGAN
Dan Mangan is a two-time JUNO Award-winning and two-time Polaris Music Prize-nominated musician and songwriter. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia with his wife and two sons. Mangan has toured extensively in North America, Europe & Australia. He has played Glastonbury and Jimmy Kimmel Live, collaborated with David Grohl, sold out Massey Hall and scored acclaimed soundtracks for television (Netflix, AMC) and feature films. In 2017, he co-founded Side Door, a community marketplace platform for the arts that seeks to democratize and decentralize the entertainment industry by allowing non-traditional spaces to be venues. Being Somewhere is his sixth studio album
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Release Date: October 28, 2022