Former frontman of the hit 80s Australian band, Men At Work, makes another solo comeback. Next month, Colin Hay will release his new album of covers, I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself. Covers will include his favorites from Dusty Springfield, The Kinks, Faces, Glen Campbell, The Beatles, Blind Faith, Del Amitri, Gerry & the Pacemakers, and Jimmy Cliff. Hay’s cover of Faces’ “Ooh La La” is Lightning Casey‘s DJ pick of the week!
Hay’s Americana, roots rendition of “Ooh La La” is refreshing. Particularly, his deep raspy voice that has been compared to Sting and Phil Collins, compliments the storytelling nature of this song. “I wish that I knew what I know now, when I was younger” sings the chorus. The song is about a grandfather’s regret as he warns his grandson about the dangers of loving a woman.
Colin Hay has been a huge influence in the music industry since the 80s. Debuting in Men At Work, Hay produced most of the iconic band’s music that you still hear on the radio today. He has since released 13 solo studio albums and over a dozen singles. His latest work has personal significance and honors many great musicians of the past.
“I was reminded of my family, living in Scotland with my father running the little music shop from 1958-’67. That time included all this extraordinary music that was produced during that period. I would think back to that when recording these songs and it all felt very close me.” -Colin Hay
We couldn’t be more thrilled about his upcoming release! Listen to his cover of “Ooh La La” below:
Tune into 100.1 FM or lightning100.com to hear Colin Hay’s cover of “Ooh La La”, featured as Lightning Casey’s DJ Pick of the Week. Be sure to let us know your thoughts! Tweet at us with #L100DJPick and share your take on the track.