Jon Lawless Shares “Shot in the Dark” from Surprise Album

Marc Hogan

By Marc Hogan

Lead News Writer
on 02.13.15 in News

Drake isn’t the only emotionally open Canadian releasing a surprise set of songs this Friday before Valentine’s Day. Jon Lawless may be better known as Swim Good, a name the Toronto producer has used over the past year-plus for a fine catalogue of joyously homespun dance-pop, working with everyone from Bon Iver’s S. Carey to founding Avalanches member Darren Seltmann (see last summer’s “Sleeper Hit,” for example). Today, without prior notice, Lawless — also a member of hometown group First Rate People — is releasing his debut album under his own name, Out One Night. The full-length will be available via Bandcamp, and below you can hear “Shot in the Dark,” which sets Lawless’s familiar mix of sunny tones, fractured beats and creakily conversational vocals to some of his most direct songwriting yet: “I didn’t want to want you,” he implores. Check it out, and scroll down for the album’s cover art.

Jon Lawless, 'Out One Night'