It’s all happening for fresh-faced indie-R&B upstart Slow Dancer, so you’d better go ahead and get acquainted with his music now, while you still have a say in the matter.
Melbourne, Australia multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter Simon Okely, a social worker by day and up-and-coming, ATO-signed crooner by night, today reveals his forthcoming sophomore album In A Mood, and he’s shared breezy lead single “It Goes On” and a batch of new North American tour dates to celebrate the occasion.
That’s not all: Okely recently bewitched us with “Don’t Believe,” In A Mood’s silky-smooth lead single, and you can now see and hear him perform the enticing track in the live video below, which Paste is proud to debut. The KEWL-directed clip is appropriately intimate—the camera stays in close to the band while Okely plucks a bass and delivers his vocals in a near-whispered sort of way, letting the song’s relentless melody rule.
If you like what you hear, you’re in luck: Slow Dancer, fresh off his U.S. live debut at SXSW, has mapped out a 14-date North American tour in support of his new record. The June-spanning jaunt finds Okely making his way from coast to coast, with two Canadian dates and double-dips in Chicago, San Francisco and L.A. mixed in. Tickets go on sale this Friday, March 31, at 12 p.m. EST on Slow Dancer’s website.
In A Mood is due out June 9 on ATO, and available for preorder here. Find “It Goes On” and the live “Don’t Believe” video below, plus the In A Mood tracklist and album art, and Slow Dancer’s tour dates.
In A Mood Tracklist:
01. In The Water
03. Don’t Believe
04. I Would
05. I’m Done Waiting
06. It Goes On
07. Heaven Knows
08. I Was Often
09. In A Mood
10. I’ve Been Thinking
In A Mood Album Art:
Slow Dancer Tour Dates:
29 – London, U.K. @ The Waiting Room
06 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Baby’s All Right
07 – New York, N.Y. @ Mercury Lounge
08 – Cambridge, Mass. @ The Lizard Lounge
10 – Ottawa, Ontario @ Zaphod Beeblebrox
12 – Toronto, Ontario @ The Drake
15 – Chicago, Ill. @ Hideout
16 – Chicago, Ill. @ SPACE
17 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ Icehouse
20 – Seattle, Wash. @ Barboza
21 – Portland, Ore. @ Doug Fir (Patio)
23 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Cafe du Nord
24 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Cafe du Nord
27 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Hotel Cafe
28 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Resident