Dan Wilson spoke of his intention to get Semisonic going again in the summer of last year, and it’s in motion now with the announcement of a new EP entitled You’re Not Alone.
“I wrote You’re Not Alone a couple of years ago at a time when a lot of people, including me, were feeling isolated and despairing about the state of the world and the direction our country was going,” Wilson explains. “We recorded the song last year and I’m really happy that it’s now coming out.”
“Coincidentally, the song is coming out when both a global pandemic and racial justice protests are compelling us to reimagine our relationships to each other and the communities we live in. Just as I had hoped when I first wrote it, I hope the song will communicate a sense of connection and comfort, an awareness that we’re not alone.”
When it comes out on September 18th, it’ll be the first release from Semisonic since the 2001 album All About Chemistry. During the intervening years, Wilson has carved out a hugely successful niche as a hitmaker for hire, co-writing songs such as Adele’s huge worldwide breakthrough Someone Like You. He’s also released solo records and contributed to various film and TV soundtracks.