One of Canada’s most treasured musicians Alan Doyle today releases a brand new song, “We Don’t Wanna Go Home,” featuring country star Dean Brody. The track is released through Warner Music Canada, marking Doyle’s return to the label where he started his career 25 years ago. The song is the first single from Doyle’s upcoming EP, Rough Side Out, due out February 14, 2020.
“‘We Don’t Wanna Go Home’ is about the greatest night of your life being interrupted by the tolling of the last call bell at the pub. The speakers in the song cry the most desperate plea to the publican to keep the place open for at least one more round,” Doyle says.
Doyle co-wrote the song with Donovan Woods and Todd Clark. Doyle and Brody reunite again, having previously released the song “Soggy Bottom Waters” from Brody’s 2016 album Beautiful Freakshow, and “It’s Friday” from 2012’s Dirt.
“I am so glad the stars aligned and we got together with a bunch of pals to sing and shout ‘We Don’t Wanna Go Home.’ “
Adds Brody: “I’m excited to be doing another big, pre-game, country anthem with Alan. I had so much fun working on ‘Friday’ with him, and this new single represents all the things we all love about Alan as a human, as an artist, and the Atlantic Canada lifestyle in general. I hope this single makes people want to get their best friends together, order a round, and celebrate the people and places that have made them who they are!”
The songwriter, producer, actor and author is a 12-time JUNO Award nominee for his solo material and work with his iconic band Great Big Sea. In 2018, he was awarded the Order of Canada for his contributions to the musical traditions of Newfoundland and for his commitment to numerous charitable initiatives.
Stay tuned for a tour announcement in the coming days.