Dan Mangan Announces New Album 'Being Somewhere'

Hear lead single "Just Know It" now

BY Allie GregoryPublished Sep 13, 2022

Dan Mangan has announced plans for his sixth studio album Being Somewhere, out October 28 via Arts & Crafts.

The follow-up to 2020's Thief is said to "[arm] the rebels in the crusade for tenderness," having been created remotely with collaborator/producer Drew Brown through "571 emails, 100+ hours on the phone and thousands of text messages." 

Mangan elaborated on the long-distance process in a statement:

The hard part was waiting; 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.

Mangan added: "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."

Today, the singer-songwriter shares the record's piano-led new single "Just Know It" — the third song to be released from the record following "Fire Escape" and "In Your Corner (For Scott Hutchison)" — about "shooting yourself in the foot, told from the foot's perspective."

Listen to that below, where you'll also find the album's tracklisting.

Being Somewhere:

1. All My People 
2. Fire Escape 
3. Easy 
4. Just Know It 
5. All Roads 
6. In Your Corner (For Scott Hutchison) 
7. Long After 
8. Wish I Was Here 
9. No Tragedy Please 

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