Don McGlashan Shares New Single ‘Now’s the Place’
Don McGlashan shares the first single, ‘Now’s The Place’, from his recently announced album, Bright November Morning, due for release October 29.
Don tells the story; “This song came from an idea Harry Sinclair and I had for the kids TV series Kiri & Lou. Most adults seem to live in the waiting room of what’s going to happen next. When you’re brushing your teeth, you’re thinking about getting in the car; when you’re in the car, you’re thinking about arriving at work, and so on. Before we teach kids that awful trick, they can still marvel at the ‘nowness’ of ‘now’.
“Harry and I had a ball writing a one minute song about that called ‘How Did We Get To Right Now?’ for Jemaine Clement and Liv Tennet to sing in the show - but another song came out at the same time: a loud, trippy rock song about the exhilaration of experiencing each moment, free from what’s behind or what might be up ahead. Harry was into me using it on my album, so I sent a demo to the band. They went into Bob Frisbee’s studio in Auckland, and wailed away gloriously over my rough acoustic guitar and vocals.
“I love the power and joy in every note that Chris, Shayne and James play on ‘Now’s The Place’. And I love the fact that, thirty-six years years after The Front Lawn started, there’s a brand-new Front Lawn song on this album.”
Listen to ‘Now’s The Place’ here: https://linktr.ee/donmcglashan
Don McGlashan & The Others
Bright November Morning Tour Dates:
Thur Nov 11 Christchurch James Hay Theatre
Fri Nov 12 Dunedin Glenroy Auditorium
Thur Nov 18 Hastings Toitoi - Opera House
Fri Nov 19 Wellington Opera House
Sat Nov 20 Nelson Theatre Royal
Thur Nov 25 Tauranga Totara St
Fri Nov 26 Auckland Powerstation
Sat Nov 27 Leigh Sawmill Cafe
This will be McGlashan’s fourth solo album, and is an essential addition to his remarkable output. It has all the glittering McGlashan touches in place: from the detail-perfect narratives of local life (the neighbours looking in when we take the curtains down, swimming and seeing Russian container ships on the horizon) to the strummy melodicism with detours into something noisier (hello Shayne P Carter, ruffling the immaculate surfaces), and on to those welcome and welcoming choruses.
Recorded in Lyttelton, Auckland and Vancouver, and full of inspired playing from his band The Others: Shayne P Carter (Straitjacket Fits, Dimmer), Chris O’Connor (SJD, Phoenix Foundation) and James Duncan (SJD, Dimmer), Bright November Morning marks a new stage in Don McGlashan’s generous and humane songbook.
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