Scottish-Australian singer/songwriter Colin Hay is perhaps best known as a member of the Australian rock outfit Men at Work, or more recently as the dude who randomly appeared on Scrubs at any given moment. Most importantly, though, he’s an alive-and-thriving musician that just released his 12th solo record, Next Year People. Hay will soon begin touring the album in the US for a second time, following an almost entirely sold out initial run, this time joined by the Barenaked Ladies and the Violent Femmes. (For tour dates and more, visit his official website.)
In the video below, Hay breaks down the Next Year People tune “Mr. Grogan”, explaining the origin behind the eponymous fictional character, and also plays the song in a spare rendition.
Next Year People is out now via Compass. Visit Compass’ site at this link for a free download of “Mr. Grogan”.