Today, Daniel Haggis, aka Dan The Man, drummer and multi-instrumentalist in the Liverpool band, The Wombats, releases, “Something Good.” The track comes from his second solo album, Circadian Circus, out February 24 worldwide onBright Antenna Records. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. The song and album were written mostly in between Liverpool and Paris, performed and self-produced by Haggis, recorded and co-produced by Rob Whiteley (Clinic, The Night Cafe, The Wombats) and mastered by Greg Calbi (The National, Tame Impala, Father John Misty).
Haggis on the making of the single and album:
“I wrote “Something Good” in the middle of winter, which in Liverpool isn’t exactly Hawaiian shirts and shorts. The sun goes down around 4pm and vitamin D is in short supply. This setting, coupled with a particularly bad run of events in news reports (and my life) lead to this song being written. It’s a request to the universe (and my own brain) to pump some more positive vibes into the mix and reset the balance, as well as a nod to escapism through fiction whether it’s a book or a film.
Circadian Circus is a collection of songs from the past 4 years that made the enigmatic, inexplicable journey from my subconscious and needed a place to rest. It’s an album of acceptance, of coming to terms with things we can’t always control, of coming to terms with things we can’t always control.
I spend most of my time playing drums, keys and making warbling sounds in The Wombats. Over the last few years, whenever we weren’t recording or I had a few days off tour, I would go into the studio in Liverpool and work on ideas I had lying around on my phone or computer, and gradually this album emerged.“