Photo credit: Paul Mobley Studio

Colin Hay shared “Love Is Everywhere,” the latest single from his upcoming album Now And The Evermore, out on March 18, 2022 via Lazy Eye/Compass Records. The sunny track mixes rootsy guitars and gospel harmonies as it reminds us there’s always joy and gratitude to be found if we’re willing to seek it out.

“Love Is Everywhere” follows the release of the title track, which features a guest appearance from Ringo Starr on drums.

Speaking about “Love Is Everywhere,” Colin Hay explains:
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.

photo credit: Paul Mobley Studio

In the nearly 40 years since he took home the GRAMMY for Best New Artist with seminal Aussie hitmakers Men At Work, Colin Hay has established himself as one of his generation’s most hardworking and reliable craftsmen. Rolling Stone praised his “witty, hooky pop” tunes; NPR’s World Café lauded his “distinctive voice;” actor/director Zach Braff featured his music in the GRAMMY-winning Garden State soundtrack and invited him to appear on Scrubs; and late night hosts from David Letterman and Craig Ferguson to Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel have all welcomed him for performances. 

And Hay’s work continues to find different avenues of resurfacing into the mainstream, most recently with Australian EDM producer Luude’s remix of Men At Work’s “Down Under.” The remix is currently going viral on TikTok and has racked up over 40M streams on Spotify alone. 

On top of his rigorous schedule as a solo artist, Hay has also managed to tour the world several times over with Ringo Starr & His All-Star Band, release an audiobook of Aesop’s Fables, star in the award-winning documentary Waiting For My Real Life, and even provide the voice for Fergus Flamingo in Disney’s The Wild

With his touching new solo album, Now And The Evermore, Hay proves that his gifts have only grown stronger with time. Written and recorded in Hay’s adopted hometown of LA, the collection is a defiantly joyful celebration of life and love, one that faces down struggle, loss, and mortality with grit and humor at every turn. The songs are vibrant and animated, brimming with fanciful melodies and lush orchestration, and Hay’s performances are likewise buoyant, drawing on vintage pop charm and pub rock muscle to forge a sound that’s at once playful and profound, clever and compassionate, whimsical and earnest. At its core, the album offers a deeply personal look at the relentless march of time, but zoom out and you’ll find that these contemplations of identity and eternity are in fact broader reflections on our shared humanity, on ditching dead weight and reaching for the light no matter how dark things may get. 

In support of the album, Hay will embark on an extensive US tour starting in March, and will join up with Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band for a run of dates in June. See the list of tour dates below, and for the full itinerary, visit his website:

Now And The Evermore Tracklist:

1. Now And The Evermore

2. Love Is Everywhere

3. Into The Bright Lights

4. The Sea Of Always

5. Starfish And Unicorns

6. A Man Without A Name

7. Undertow

8. All I See Is You

9. Agatha Bell

10. When Does The End Begin?

Tour Dates:

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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