Andrew W.K. Debuts New Metal AF Track “Everybody Sins”
I have never been as excited for a new Andrew W.K. album as I am for his forthcoming release God is Partying.
That’s ’cause all three singles from the album released to date — “Babalon,” “Heaven,” and now “Everbody Sins” — have been really dark and quite heavy and really only like vintage AWK material in that they’re expertly written for maximum stuck-in-headage.
I previously hypothesized that the tonal shift in Mr. W.K.’s latest work might have something to do with 2020 being the shittiest year in any of our lifetimes. But now that we know he’s actually deeply in love (he recently became engaged to the actress Kat Dennings, who makes a brief cameo in the “Everybody Sins” video), I don’t know what’s behind the less-than-party-hardy mood behind these songs.
In any case, I’m beyond grateful for Andrew W.K.’s evolution, because all three of these songs have slain. Here’s hoping the other six (or eight, depending on which edition you get) songs on God is Partying are this good.
As a bonus, the “Everybody Sins” video is fascinating, full of striking and unsettling imagery and what may or may not be deliberate homages to transgressive filmmakers like Stanley Kubrick and Gaspar Noé. If nothing else, it will almost certainly further fuel the fires of the infamous conspiracy theory that posits there’s been more than one Andrew W.K. — because the video has more than one Andrew W.K. in it. Just watch, you’ll see what I mean.
Andrew W.K. himself has this to say about the video. It’s not very helpful vis-à-vis interpreting the video, but it is pretty amusing:
“When we started working on the video for ‘Everybody Sins,’ the director and I were scheming and straining over some of the choreography and camera moves. Now, I do realize some people will say life’s too short to scheme and strain like this. And others will say life’s too short NOT to scheme and strain. Still, other people will say both these approaches are incorrect. And what do I say? Everything I just said in the video for ‘Everybody Sins.’”
Watch the “Everybody Sins” video below. God is Partying comes out September 10 on Napalm. Pre-order it here.
Andrew W.K. will spend September touring in support of the record. Scheduled dates are:
9/10 – Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom [tickets]
9/11 – San Francisco, CA – Bimbo’s 365 [tickets]
9/13 – Seattle, WA – Neumos [tickets]
9/14 – Portland, OR – Revolution Hall [tickets]
9/19 – Pittsburgh, PA – Spirit Hall [tickets]
9/21 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club [tickets]
9/22 – Boston, MA – Royale [tickets]
9/23 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom [tickets]
9/24 – Philadelphia, PA – The Theatre of the Living Arts [tickets]
9/26 – Birmingham, AL – Furnace Fest (**festival date) [tickets]
God Is Partying tracklisting:*
- Everybody Sins
- No One to Know
- Stay True to Your Heart
- Goddess Partying
- I’m in Heaven
- Remember Your Oath
- My Tower
- And Then We Blew Apart
*Various formats will include additional bonus tracks “I Made It” and “Not Anymore.”