Published Aug 31, 2018Coming in the wake of last year's Once Upon a Hell of a Time…, Canadian songwriting hero Matt Mays is returning with an acoustic companion album. Appropriately titled Twice Upon a Hell of a Time..., the newly reimagined record will arrive via Sonic Records/Warner Music on October 19.
By the sounds of things, the new album will present a darker listening experience than its predecessor.
"Once Upon a Hell of a Time... is a Saturday night record," said Mays in a statement. "This version is for the hangover on Sunday."
A press release adds, "Recontextualizing the songs offers a new window into the lyrics. What he once described as a 'party-rock record for the brokenhearted' transforms into a reflective and beautiful dive into false escapism, grief, love, and loss."
For a taste of this, you can stream the album's lead single "Ola Volo" below, where you'll also find the record's tracklist and a brief album trailer.
Mays has a series of upcoming Canadian tour dates, which you can also find below.
Twice Upon a Hell of a Time...:
1. Trust Life
2. Sentimental Sins
3. Faint Of Heart
4. Drive On
5. Howl At The Night
6. NYC Girls
7. Dark Promises
8. Perfectly Wasted
9. Drunken Angels
10. Ola Volo
11. 78s 33s 45s
12. Station Out Of Range
13. Never Say Never
09/05 Portland, OR - Bunk Bar
09/06 Seattle, WA - Tractor Tavern
09/07 Vancouver, BC - SKOOKUM
09/11 Chicago, IL - Schubas
09/13 Detroit, MI - The Magic Bag
09/14 Rochester, NY - Abilene Bar & Lounge
09/15 Buffalo, NY - Leopard Lounge (Town Ballroom)
09/16 Boston, MA - City Winery
09/17 Brooklyn, NY - Knitting Factory
09/18 Philadelphia, PA - Bourbon & Branch
09/20 Vienna, VA - Jammin Java
09/22 St. John's, NL - Iceberg Alley