Before he heads off on his North American and European tour and promote the 2018 album More or Less.
Dan Mangan today dropped his cover of R.E.M.’s Losing My Religion.
The song is featured on the CBC Limited Series “Unspeakable”
Dan about the cover:
“When I was a kid, REM was a staple in my household,” says Mangan. “I remember air guitaring to this song with my brother and sister. It was such a massive hit but also so unlikely a candidate to be so. The chorus isn’t really a chorus. It’s long. It’s repetitive. It’s like a hypnotic cyclical trance of words that stick with you even if you have no idea what they’re about. I really wanted to try and approach it from a new angle. There’s no point in attempting to sing like Michael Stipe – there is only one Michael Stipe. So I tried my best to let it live in a new light while paying homage to the original.”
Playing Ottawa on January 29th at Algonquin College’s Commons Theatre. The show is SOLD OUT!