Semisonic lead singer-turned-solo artist Dan Wilson released a new song to his fans over the Valentine's Day weekend, along with a new music video shot in his studio. Check out the video for "Everything Green" below, along with a note from Wilson about his most recent songwriting efforts that he originally posted on his Facebook page.
I've spent most of the winter in Minneapolis, snowed in and writing songs for myself. It had been a hectic and fun two years of touring and collaborating with various brilliant musicians, but the time had come for me to get into my own head, alone, and see what music was there.
I wasn't sure what would happen, but a lot of songs came out. The recordings I've made so far of these new songs are very simple, usually just voice and guitar, maybe an extra piano or pump organ here and there. Sometimes not.
Here's a clip of one of them, "Everything Green." Tommy Stone, a filmmaker from Minneapolis, came to the studio where I work and filmed me recording it. Then he made this.
I am sending this song to you all as a Valentine's greeting. Maybe you'll want to forward the link to someone you love, someone for whom you wish all good things. I would like it if you did. Please pass it on.