Song and Dance Man - Single
Fulltime singer/songwriter (and occasional Broken Social Scene-r) Jason Collett’s Basement Revue series has become something of a winter institution in Toronto, a popular star-studded, part-literary/musical-mash-up unlike any other. Now seven years running, and with his name so associated with the event, it would be easy to forget that he’s a composer as well. “Song and Dance Man” is the first new material we’ve heard from Collett in over three years, since 2012’s Reckon. The sprightly, 1970s dance-rock styled track is a reflection on the state of the modern musician; “If you can tweet something brilliant/you got a marketing plan”, he muses over the rich production and tight-in-the-pocket bass-led grooves (both courtesy of Bahamas’ Afie Jurvanen). The contemplative tune will appear on a sixth full-length album of the same name, due February 5 through Arts & Crafts.
Jason Collett’s Basement Revue is set for every Tuesday in December at the Dakota Tavern. Past guests include Feist, A Tribe Called Red, Margaret Atwood, Daniel Lanois, Shad, Gord Downie, and more. Tickets can be purchased here.