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Dan Mangan drops surprise EP featuring Tegan of Tegan & Sara

17 June 2016, 10:16 | Written by Laurence Day

Dan Mangan has today released a brand new five-track EP called Unmake - there's a collab with Tegan of Tegan and Sara, plus a Robyn cover.

The short-player is Mangan's first solo release since his JUNO-winning P Oh Fortune. It features new material as well as remakes of his Club Meds material.

Mangan's worked with Tegan Quin on a new version of "Forgetery". Speaking about working with Quin, Mangan says: "[It] was a real pleasure because I love her voice and I’ve always admired how her and Sara have managed being mega stars while remaining wonderfully human and intensely engaged with their fans.”

Robyn's "Hang With Me" is given a total overhaul by Mangan, who strips it back to a tender, fragile acoustic ballad: “She has an ability to match hooky dance pop songs with intelligent lyricism and her personality is so vivid within the songs. On first listen, it seems the singer is a tad self-involved, dictating if and how people can ‘hang with them’, but I think the deeper message in the song is the fear of being open and vulnerable enough to just let oneself get hurt in the pursuit of love and singing about that is, strangely… vulnerable.”

Mangan has two UK dates scheduled for next month - on 23 July he'll play Sheffield's Tramlines Festival, and the day after he'll play Deer Shed.

The Unmake EP is out now via City Slang.

Stream the EP below, and watch the "Race To The Bottom" lyric vid after.

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