Published Aug 27, 2014Canadian songwriter Wil Mimnaugh has been releasing albums as Wil for over a decade now, and he will keep on truckin' along with his fifth album this fall. El Paseo will be out on September 30 through Cordova Bay Records.
Wil self-produced the album with engineer Jayme Langen. It was paid for using the crowd-funding platform FANPUSH, with Wil netting nearly $11,000 (well over his $8,500 goal).
The album includes "Roam," which was featured in a Travel Alberta campaign. That commercial can be seen at the bottom of this page, where the urgently upbeat folk rock number "Make Make" is also streaming.
"These songs just came pouring out of me; they are some of the best I feel I have ever written to date and I'm so grateful that I am now able to record these songs and put the best of what we got on the new record," Wil said in a statement. "Was it a labour of love? Yes, absolutely, and I'm proud of the outcome. Like my career there's no certainty; of fame, of money, of anything really — I'm just in it for the ride (with my gal, of course). It's bloody scary and thrilling, dark and bright, wondrous and wicked. It's a roller coaster ride. That's why this album is called El Paseo — it means 'The Ride' in Spanish."
Along with new album, Wil has also announced a tour of Western Canada. Scroll past the tracklist below to see his tour schedule. You can also download his new app over here.
1. Hold Me On
2. El Paseo
3. You Know I Do
4. There Is
5. A Whoo Hoo
6. Make Make
7. Morning Sun
8. Look Around
9. Summer Song
09/20 Errington, BC - Errington Hall (CD release show)
09/26 Nanaimo, BC - Port Theatre *
10/02 Kamloops, BC - On The Rocks Pub & Grill
10/03 Cochrane, AB - Legacy Guitar & Coffee
10/04 Canmore, AB - Mount Engadine Lodge
10/06 Calgary, AB - Ironwood Stage & Grill
10/07 Calgary, AB - Ironwood Stage & Grill
10/09 Edmonton, AB - The Artery
10/10 Saskatoon, SK - Village Guitar & Amp Co.
10/11 Red Deer, AB - The Vat
10/12 Canmore, AB - The Drake
10/15 Kelowna, BC - Minstrel Cafe
10/16 Vancouver, BC - Fan Club
10/17 Chilliwack, BC - Bozzini's
10/18 Victoria, BC - Lucky Bar
10/25 Cumberland, BC - The Waverly
* with Burton Cummings