Damn, the New Andrew W.K. Track Is Heavy As Hell!

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It’s easy to think of Andrew W.K.‘s music as nothing but high-octane party rock. This is a dude who made his career off of an album all about nonstop partying. But W.K. is also the guy who brought members of Obituary into his band, so he’s definitely got a solid taste for the heavy stuff. Case in point, the rocker just released a new track from his upcoming new album, and damn if it isn’t heavy as hell!

What’s most interesting about the song, “I’m In Heaven,” 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)