Semisonic Singer Doing Solo CD

Dan Wilson at work on debut album

November 29, 2001 12:00 AM ET

Semisonic frontman Dan Wilson is at work on songs for his debut solo record, which is due for release next year. The album follows Semisonic's All About Chemistry, which was released earlier this year.

While Wilson has been at the helm for the still-together Semisonic for the last six years, he has also contributed his songwriting talents to Evan and Jaron's self-titled debut record, co-writing "Ready or Not" with the Lowenstein brothers.

Wilson will play two solo shows in December, at Schubas in Chicago on the 14th and at the Women's Club in Minneapolis on the 15th. He will also speak at Oxford University's famed Oxford Union on November 28th.

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