Colin Hay’s 13th Solo Album Coming in March

Share This:

Colin Hay’s Fierce Mercy album cover

Singer-songwriter Colin Hay will release his next solo album, Fierce Mercy, March 3 on Compass Records. Recorded in both Los Angeles and Nashville and mixed by Vance Powell (Chris Stapleton, Jack White) and Gordon Hammond (Buddy Miller, Don Williams), Fierce Mercy, it says in a press release, “explores themes of love and loss, mortality, and even the odd UFO sighting, but always with the singular perspective and insightful wit that define Hay’s work.” Fierce Mercy is the 13th solo album from Hay, who made his initial mark in the 1980s as frontman for the Australian group Men at Work. (Pre-order here.)

Ten of the album’s 13 compositions were collaborations with Michael Georgiades, who contributed to Hay’s previous sets Gathering Mercury (2011) and American Sunshine (2009). Largely recorded in Topanga with Hay’s wife, Cecilia Noël and Hay’s regular accompanists — bassist Yosmel Montejo, drummer Charlie Paxson, keyboardists Fred Kron and Jeff Babko, and guitarist/tres player San Miguel Perez — Fierce Mercy was completed in sessions at Compass Sound Studio in Nashville with Compass Records principal Garry West at the helm, who also contributed bass on a few cuts.

Men at Work’s Business as Usual album and single “Down Under” were both simultaneously #1 in the U.K. and U.S. on January 29, 1983.

Related: When Men at Work owned the charts

A screening of a documentary about Hay, Waiting for My Real Life, including a live Q-and-A will take place on January 30 at City Winery in Chicago, IL and on February 1 at City Winery in New York, NY.

Hay will support the forthcoming release with an extensive tour. Tickets for many of the dates are available here.

Colin Hay

Tour Dates

Feb. 11—Key West, FL, Key West Theater
Feb. 12—Boca Raton, FL, Boca Raton Resort & Club
Feb. 15—Fort Lauderdale, FL, The ’80s Cruise
Feb. 18—Fort Lauderdale, FL, Amaturo Theater, Broward Center For The Performing Arts
Feb. 19—Clearwater, FL, Capitol Theatre
Feb. 20—Orlando, FL,The Plaza Live
Feb. 22—St. Augustine, FL, The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
Feb. 23-25—Atlanta, GA, City Winery
Mar. 1-2—Los Angeles, CA, Largo At The Coronet
Mar. 5—San Francisco, CA, Palace Of Fine Arts
Mar. 7-8—Nashville, TN, City Winery
Mar. 10—Chicago, IL, Thalia Hall
Mar. 12-13—Alexandria, VA, The Birchmere
Mar. 15—Glenside, PA, Keswick Theatre
Mar. 17—Boston, MA, Wilbur Theatre
Mar. 18—New York, NY, Concert Hall At NY Society For Ethical Culture
Mar. 30—The Academy, Dublin, Ireland
Apr. 3—Glasgow, UK, Old Fruit Market
Apr. 4—London, UK, Union Chapel
Apr. 6—Manchester, UK, The Dancehouse Theatre
Apr. 7—Edinburgh, UK, Queen’s Hall
Apr. 8-9—Aberdeen, UK, Lemon Tree
Apr. 10—Gateshead, UK, The Sage

Watch Colin Hay perform “Overkill” on The Bob & Tom Show

If you’re a new reader of ours, we’d be grateful if you would Like our Facebook page and/or bookmark our Home page.

Best Classic Bands Staff
Share This:

No Comments so far

Jump into a conversation

No Comments Yet!

You can be the one to start a conversation.

Your data will be safe!Your e-mail address will not be published. Also other data will not be shared with third person.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.