Dan Mangan Announces New Single "Say When"


BY Alex HudsonPublished Jul 19, 2023

Dan Mangan is celebrating Being Somewhere's inclusion on the Polaris Music Prize short list by sharing a new single. "Say When" is out now.

The song was co-written with Lowell. Much like Being Somewhere, it takes Mangan's intimate singer-songwriter style in an ornately textured direction, its quiet verses lifting into uncharacteristically heavy choruses.

"We were talking about how no matter how grateful you are for wherever you're at in your artist journey, you still want more," Mangan said in a statement. "It always feels like a truly big break is just around the corner, but that the obstacles between you and that break are ambiguous and ephemeral. It's like you're trying so hard and you're stuck waiting for luck to come and anoint you. The song is totally earnest, but it's also self-aware…like, I understand how ridiculous and self-indulgent it is to want cheerleaders to carry you through your hometown."

Hear "Say When" below. See Mangan's tour dates here.

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