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Illustration for article titled Exclusive: Hear the new single from Semisonic frontman Dan Wilson

Though he’s perhaps best known as the frontman for “Closing Time” group Semisonic, Dan Wilson is, indeed, a jack of many other musical trades. The Minnesota-born artist has written songs like “Someone Like You” with Adele, produced tracks for Pink and Phantogram, and even produced visual representations of his songs for a tour entitled “Words And Music By Dan Wilson.”


Wilson’s latest project—beyond an upcoming 20th anniversary re-issue of Semisonic’s excellent LP Feeling Strangely Fine—is “We Ain’t Telling,” a new single The A.V. Club is premiering exclusively below. Described by Wilson as set firmly in his “musical home base,” the track is, as Wilson puts it, “acoustic guitar, a little twangy, a little Americana (whatever that means), telling a simple story with some complex emotions bubbling under the surface.”

Those looking for even more Wilson material might not have to wait long. Though “We Ain’t Telling” isn’t part of a larger album, Wilson says he’s decided he should just “put things out as they happen,” saying “My life is no longer separated into album cycles.”

Marah Eakin is the Executive Producer of all A.V. Club Video And Podcasts. She is also a Cleveland native and heiress to the country's largest collection of antique and unique bedpans and urinals.

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