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Doug Paisley’s First Release In Half A Decade

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by Soraya Alcalá
Nashville, TN

After a long road leading up to Doug Paisley’s much-anticipated album Say What You Like—including this striking performance video of “Say What You Like” and a feat of skill almost as good as this song itself on “Sometimes It’s So Easy”—the beloved Canadian songwriter’s first record in five years is finally here. Culled from 250 unrecorded songs spanning a decade of unregulated creativity, Say What You Like is a snapshot of an artist functioning at his best and highest level—honest, exposed, searching, and yet comforting in his ability to communicate the universal in the struggles of the individual. And, with the help of producer Afie Jurvanen—perhaps best known as recording artist Bahamas—it manages to be groovy too. Paisley and Jurvanen recently sat down with Exclaim! to share some more insight on their friendship, musical chemistry, and the album itself which you can read here.

Say What You Like is Paisley’s first release since 2018’s Starter Home—which landed on The New Yorker’s Ten Best Albums of the Year—and a step in a brand new direction as the first release with Paisley’s new record label Outside Music, a welcoming, Canada-based home for a Canadian artist who’s long been signed to U.S.-based labels. Both NPR and Pitchfork listed Say What You Like as one of their top albums out today.

Fans can now stream or purchase Say What You Like in its entirety at this link. Paisley is also set to perform at Petit Campus in Montreal on Thursday, May 11th and at TD Music Hall in Toronto on Saturday, May 13th. Full tour dates can be found below.

Tickets can be purchased here

Say What You Like Tracklist

Say What You Like

Sometimes It’s So Easy

Wide Open Plain

Rewrite History


If I Wanted To

I Wanted It Too Much

Make It A Double

You Turn My Life Around

Holy Roller

Old Hometown

Catch Doug On Tour

May 10 - Kingston, ON - The Grad Club 

May 11 - Montreal, QC - Petit Campus

May 12 - Ottawa, ON - Redbird Live

May 13 - Toronto, ON - TD Music Hall | Massey Hall

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