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