Colin Hay of Men At Work Brings Solo Tour to Monmouth University
Colin Hay, former lead singer of Men At Work, will make an appearance at Monmouth University’s Pollak Theater on April 14.
Hay is touring in support of his forthcoming album, Now and the Evermore, due this Friday (March 18). The record features an appearance by iconic Beatle drummer Ringo Starr.
His previous record, I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself is comprised of cover material, released through Nashville-based Compass Records.
The single, featuring artists Cecilia Noël and San Miguel Perez, was inspired by a cemetery Hay used to pass when walking home from school, he explained.
“It was a little foreboding, and if it was getting dark, I always ran as fast as I could, and imagined there were witches chasing me, not sure why. At some point I realized that there were people under the gravestones and that had a big impact on me,” he said. “From that cemetery I got a sense of the evermore, other worldly, mysterious, scary, yet strangely comforting. I would read the names on the headstones and imagine their lives. And here they were, speaking to me, amongst the grass overgrown, the wildflowers, and the birdsong, forever.”
He continued: “The Dance Macabre laughs in the face of death, and why not, it is a fate that awaits us all, regardless of wealth or so-called status. I receive so much love and warmth from all over the world, that I am both nourished and buoyed by it. In this spirit, the present moment is all powerful. And, in this life, I am constantly reminded to endeavor to fill it with compassion and kindness, right now, for tomorrow is not guaranteed. Hope you enjoy the tune.”
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