Andrew W.K.’s New Song “Everybody Sins” Is An Old-School Metal Banger

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We’ve been stoked for Andrew W.K.‘s new album God Is Partying since we heard its first single, the absolutely crushing “I’m In Heaven.” But while that track definitely built on W.K.’s patented wall-of-catchiness approach, his new song, “Everybody Sins,” is much more of an old-school NWOBHM-ish track.

Perhaps the most notable difference between “Everybody Sins” and most of Andrew W.K.’s other stuff is the vocals. While most people know the partylord’s singing as a gruff bellow and maybe a group chant, this song has him sounding like some sort of van wizard reigning over a dimension mostly made up of various rocks and bubbles. The video similarly takes things in a bloody, panicked, psychedelic direction which seems to harken back to metal’s more formative days, all while showcasing Andrew’s band as much as it does the singer himself.

“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,” says W.K. of the footage. “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.’”

Check out “Everybody Sins” below:

Andrew W.K.’s new album God Is Partying is due out September 10th on Napalm Records, and is available for preorder. 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)


Words by Chris Krovatin