LISTEN: Gentleman Reg previews new EP with “Waiting Around For Gold”

After the greatness of his 2009 album Jet Black, it’s nice to hear new stuff from gay musician Gentleman Reg again. Today, the singer announced his upcoming work along with a preview track. According to Exclaim, he takes the Robyn-Body Talk route and will release three EPs over the course of the year. They will all be components of the full-length Leisure Life, set for a fall release. The first EP, Leisure Life Part One is scheduled for a July 3 digital release and “Waiting Around for Gold” is the first track.

In Jet Black, Reg had polished off the rougher edges of his previous sound and produced a stellar album. That echoes here in “Gold” with added emotional resonance that works superbly. If this is any indication of what’s to come, 2012 should be a good year for Gentleman Reg and perhaps a great one for his listeners.

—  Rich Lopez