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.