Smile Along with Colin Hay in His Upbeat New Video for “Love is Everywhere” (New Album Out 3/18)

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Colin Hay recently announced a new studio record, Now and the Evermore, which the longtime Men at Work singer/songwriter will release on March 18.

On Thursday, Hay shared a new video from the album, and “Love is Everywhere” is an upbeat, cheery song reflecting its title.

A lengthy statement about the song, from Hay:

“Michael G came round to the house with this idea pretty fully formed. Firstly, let me speak a little of the relationship between myself and my oftentimes writing partner, Michael Georgiades. Nothing gives me more joy than to experience Michael, excitedly coming through the door with his latest idea. An idea that he’s been playing around with over and over, at his place up the road and round the bend. More often than not, I can immediately hear the song, just sitting there in front of me, or suddenly darting round the corner, wanting to be followed, discovered, to be written down. That’s a rare thing.

“Back to this tune. He had the guitar parts in a cool C tuning, and he played it on a blond Gibson J200. An old one – quite an old one. He had the line “Love Is Everywhere”. And it is. You may have to look at simple things for a bit longer to feel it, but it’s there. Of course there are heinous acts of oppression and cruelty being committed all the time, all over the world, by all kinds of people. I think what this song is attempting to counter, by at least some measure, is the end result of the continued tragic global catastrophe of separation. The colossal calamity of believing yourself to be separate from everything and everybody else. Refusing to consider the possibility that we all are part of this planet’s structural fabric. Every day I feel love, and I’m happy that I do. I feel it in the indifference of nature, especially in the early morning, when I’m walking the dog. I see it when considering the amazing molecular structure of a California oak. I hear it every time I listen to “Love Me Do”. I try and recognize it with all my senses, as much and as often as I can. You see that way, I feel better, my skin even tingles. It’s good when that happens. Michael G and I wrote the words together, in our beautiful bickering way. But we got it done love.”

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The album’s title track landed with the record announcement, and features Hay’s pal Ringo Starr on drums:

Speaking of Ringo, the Beatles legend recently announced 2022 tour plans for his All-Starr Band, which will again see Hay in the mix alongside Steve Lukather, Warren Ham, Hamish Stuart, Gregg Bissonette and Edgar Winter. Click here for more on that.

Colin Hay and his band also have a lengthy run of tour dates supporting this new album coming in the spring. The schedule:

March 18 – Fort Collins, CO @ The Lincoln Theater
March 19 – Denver, CO @ Paramount Theater
March 21 – Belleville, IL @ Lincoln Theatre
March 22 – Madison, WI @ Barrymore Theatre
March 24 – Minneapolis, MN @ Pantages Theatre
March 25 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Pabst Theater
March 26 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
March 27 – Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
March 29 – Cincinnati, OH @ The Andrew J Brady Music Center
March 30 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Carnegie Music Hall
April 1 – Patchogue, NY @ Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts
April 2 – Washington, DC @ Lincoln Theatre
April 5 – Annapolis, MD @ Maryland Hall For the Creative Arts
April 6 – Glenside, PA @ Keswick Theatre
April 7 – Tarrytown, NY @ Tarrytown Music Hall
April 8 – Concord, NH @ Capitol Center for the Arts
April 9 – Boston, MA @ The Wilbur
April 10 – Boston, MA @ The Wilbur
April 12 – New York City, NY @ City Winery
April 13 – New York City, NY @ City Winery
April 14 – West Long Branch, NJ @ Monmouth University
April 21 – Clearwater, FL @ Capitol Theatre
April 22 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Amaturo Theater at Broward Center for the Performing Arts
April 23 – Orlando, FL @ The Plaza Live
April 24 – Ponte Vedra, FL @ Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
April 27 – Charleston, SC @ Charleston Music Hall
April 29 – Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theatre
May 1 – Nashville, TN @ City Winery Nashville
May 2 – Nashville, TN @ City Winery Nashville
May 4 – Birmingham, AL @ The Lyric Theatre
May 5 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Manship Theatre
May 6 – Houston, TX @ The Heights Theater
May 7 – Austin, TX @ Texas Union
May 8 – Dallas, TX @ Majestic Theatre
May 10 – Albuquerque, NM @ Albuquerque Journal Theatre
May 12 – Scottsdale, AZ @ Virginia G. Piper Theater

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