Includes Colin Hay's NOW AND THE EVERMORE LIMITED EDITION Blue Vinyl + I JUST DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH MYSELF Random Color Vinyl LP.
Now and the Evermore Limited Edition Blue LP:
LP contains Now and the Evermore’s 10 original songs PLUS album download code including NOW AND THE EVERMORE (MORE)’s Deluxe Edition 7 unreleased bonus tracks.
Possessing one of the most distinctive and recognizable voices on the planet, former Men at Work front-man Colin Hay faces down struggle, loss and the existential questions about mortality on Now And The Evermore, his first collection of new material since the 2016 release of Fierce Mercy.
Written and recorded in Hay’s adopted hometown of Los Angeles and at Compass Sound Studio in Nashville, the collection is a defiantly joyful celebration of life and love, one that insists on finding silver linings and reasons to smile through the challenges of recent times. That’s not to say the record deludes itself about the realities of our modern world, but rather that it consistently chooses to respond to pain with beauty and doubt with wonder. The music on the new album brims with fanciful melodies and lush orchestration. Hay’s performances are likewise animated and full of life, drawing on vintage pop charm, pub rock muscle, and folk sincerity to forge a sound that’s at once playful and profound, clever and compassionate, whimsical and earnest.
Now And The Evermore is my newest album of songs. What I hope to convey with this record, is how grateful I feel, on a daily basis, to be still walking around on top of this planet. A planet which fills me with such awe and wonderment, mainly that the whole thing works so well, the whole push pull thing and expanding at the same time. Amazing.
The first thing you’ll hear on Now And The Evermore, is a drum fill played by Ringo Starr. This is terribly exciting, because for me growing up, there was The Beatles, and then there was everybody else. Some days I think we’re still trying to make something that’s as close as possible to “Rubber Soul”, when their creative wellspring was starting to bubble over.
With this new record, I have tried to make it sound as beautiful as I could. Sometimes beauty hurts, but it’s a good pain.
I JUST DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH MYSELF RANDOM Color Vinyl LP:
FEATURING SONGS FROM: The Beatles, Blind Faith, Del Amitri, Dusty Springfield, Faces, Gerry & the Pacemakers, Glen Campbell, Jimmy Cliff, The Kinks
Colin Hay first emerged as songwriter/vocalist for hitmakers Men at Work before establishing himself as a solo artist. But his love for music was born in his native Scotland while working at his parents’ record store and hearing the hits of the day. At home during quarantine in 2021 Hay was moved to record some of his favorites from that period. From the Kinks’ “Waterloo Sunset” to Faces’ “Ooh La La” and Dusty Springfield’s “I Just Don’t Know What to Do with Myself”, Hay delivers a set a lushly reimagined classics that showcase both his talent for interpreting songs and his iconic vocals.