Enlarge A very '80s synthwave love song.

Andrew W.K. Releases New Song “Stay True to Your Heart”

  • Axl Rosenberg

This Friday, September 10, Andrew W.K. will release God is Partying. It’s easily his strongest record to date, and one of 2021’s finest rock releases.

You’ll get to hear the whole album in less than 48 hours, but in case ya can’t wait that long, Mr. W.K. has now released one last pre-release single (after “Babalon,” “Heaven,” and “Everybody Sins”), “Stay True to Your Heart.” As the title suggests, this track isn’t one of the heavier ones — it’s a very ’80s synthwave love song — but it’s still pretty goddamn rad.

Says W.K. of the track:

“What is the most brutal form of positivity? I want to get in there. Being and staying. Being true to yourself isn’t the same as staying true to your heart. They told me all about this when I started forming. Approving the disapproval of others. Happiness. Seriousness. Zones of care – yourself, your family of supervisors, your city of strangers, your bathroom, your basement, your street. What does it mean for me to be not-human? What does it mean for a not-human to possess my party mindset? It’s not appropriate for me to analyze this song in that way. The song is meant to analyze me. And the listener is meant to party.”

Listen to “Stay True to Your Heart” below. Pre-order God is Partying here.

ANDREW W.K. 2021 US Tour Dates
** = festival date
9/18 – Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest ** [tickets]
9/26 – Birmingham, AL – Furnace Fest ** [tickets]
10/25-10/29 – Coheed and Cambria S.S. Neverender Cruise [tickets]

ANDREW W.K. 2022 US Tour Dates
9/8 – Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom [tickets]
9/9 – Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom [tickets]
9/10 – San Francisco, CA – Bimbo’s 365 [tickets]
9/12 – Seattle, WA – Neumos [tickets]
9/13 – Portland, OR – Revolution Hall [tickets]
9/16 – Minneapolis, MN @ Amsterdam Bar and Hall [tickets]
9/18 – Pittsburgh, PA – Spirit Hall [tickets]
9/20 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club [tickets]
9/21 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club [tickets]
9/22 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom [tickets]
9/23 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre Of Living Arts [tickets]

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