Dan Mangan is a two-time JUNO award winning & two-time Polaris Music Prize listed musician and songwriter. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia with his wife and two sons. He has released 5 studio LPs on Arts & Crafts, and toured extensively in North America, Europe & Australia. Dan also scored the feature film Hector And The Search For Happiness starring Simon Pegg as well as television shows for Netflix and AMC. In 2017, he co-founded Side Door, a community marketplace platform for the arts that seeks to democratize and decentralize the entertainment industry by allowing any space to be a venue.
Dans new single In Your Corner (for Scott Hutchison), is a direct response to the indie-rock anthem The Woodpile from Scotlands Frightened Rabbit, and is dedicated to the outfits late and dearly missed songwriter, Scott Hutchison. With the lines Leave a light on when its bad We will congregate and make a plan Well be in your corner Dan is replying to Hutchisons question, Will you come back to my corner? Spent too long alone tonight.
Wed only met once but Scotts passing eviscerated me. He was my age and very close with several dear friends of mine, says Mangan, Either he couldn't see how deeply he was loved by the world, or he didnt feel worthy of it. How come he could bring joy to so many people but not to himself? I remember weeping as I poured cereal for my boys that morning. This song came very quickly in the days that followed.