Andrew W.K. and Actress Kat Dennings Are Engaged

Earlier this month, party rocker Andrew W.K. unveiled his new track “I’m In Heaven.” Now, it seems that Andrew has revealed who the song might be about — Thor and 2 Broke Girls actress Kat Dennings, to whom he has just gotten engaged!

Andrew W.K. just posted the following pics to his Instagram, showing off his and Kat’s engagement photos and a teary Dennings:

 

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Dennings also posted one of the pictures to her Twitter, confirming the engagement:

Mazel tov to these crazy kids! We hope they have beautiful, hard-partying children.

If you get a chance, definitely listen to “I’m In Heaven.” What’s most interesting about the song is that it incorporates the elements that made songs like “Party Hard” and “She Is Beautiful” into what’s otherwise a really gnarly stoner rock track. There are a lot of reptilian synths and throbbing guitar accents present on the song, but they all seem to surround this solidly mid-paced wall of sound. The video, meanwhile, has a really weird, tortured feeling to it, confronting issues of identity — and, if you think about it, examining the longstanding conspiracy theory that the current Andrew W.K. is actually the second one, having been replaced at some point in his career.

This quote from director Phem C. Palmer doesn’t help matters much in that respect: “A secret is no longer a secret if it isn’t being kept, and this is how we approached the spirit of meaning as it applies to the non-diegetic sound images in the ‘I’m In Heaven’ video.”

Check out Andrew W.K.’s “I’m In Heaven” below:

“I’m In Heaven” comes from Andrew W.K.’s upcoming new album God Is Partying, due out September 10th on Napalm Records. The album is available for preorder, and you can check out the full tracklisting and artwork below:

  1. Everybody Sins
  2. Babalon
  3. No One To Know
  4. Stay True To Your Heart
  5. Goddess Partying
  6. I’m In Heaven
  7. Remember Your Oath
  8. My Tower
  9. And Then We Blew Apart

And if you want to get your party on live, catch Andrew W.K. at one of the following tour dates later this year:

9/10 – Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom
9/11 – San Francisco, CA – Bimbo’s 365
9/13 – Seattle, WA – Neumos
9/14 – Portland, OR – Revolution Hall
9/19 – Pittsburgh, PA – Spirit Hall
9/21 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
9/22 – Boston, MA – Royale
9/23 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
9/24 – Philadelphia, PA – The Theatre Of The Living Arts
9/26 – Birmingham, AL – Furnace Fest (**festival date)

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Words by Chris Krovatin

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