Dan Man­gan

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More or Less

There’s com­fort in do­ing what you’ve al­ways done best, but it’s not as easy to do it in a new way. While Van­cou­ver singer-song­writer Dan Man­gan’s fifth al­bum might be seen as a re­turn to his roots in some ways, what it re­ally does is bor­row from his past and give it a whole new per­spec­tive — one shaped by age and cir­cum­stance, but mostly by an ea­ger­ness to love deeply, act kindly and ask mean­ing­ful ques­tions about what it is to live. After es­tab­lish­ing him­self as a love­able, earnest courier of charm­ing, hearty in­die-folk songs, Man­gan took on a grander vi­sion with his Juno-win­ning al­bum Oh For­tune,

then pushed him­self even fur­ther to cre­ate his dark, chal­leng­ing ex­per­i­men­tal opus, Club Meds.

If that was Man­gan lay­ing it all out there, More or Less is Man­gan with­draw­ing into some­where

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