Andrew WK (Photo courtesy Napalm Records)
Hark, disciples of partying — the long wait is finally over! Napalm Records and Andrew WK are thrilled to announce the impending release of the iconic Party God’s fifth full-length studio rock album, God Is Partying. The long-awaited nine track opus of maximalist rock grandeur is set for release on Sept. 10.
Today, audiences can experience another early serving from the album, in the form of Andrew WK’s latest single, the structurally unconventional and atmospherically unnerving, “I’m in Heaven”, alongside an equally idiosyncratic new music video.
Hovering in the fluorescent spotlight of his legendary party power, God Is Partying sees Andrew WK ransack the corners of the human psyche, reaching a triumphant apex in his catalog, 20 years after the release of his chart-topping 2001 full-length debut, I Get Wet. Emotive yet steadfast, ominous yet invigorating, God Is Partying embraces both the break-ups and break-downs of life, and Andrew WK once again provides his audience with the perfect soundtrack to celebrate life in all its perplexing and euphoric intensity.
Phem C. Palmer, the director of “I’m in Heaven”, discussed how they constructed the video’s visual language: “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.”
Watch the official music video for “I’m in Heaven” by Andrew WK on YouTube:
Showcasing his indisputable musicality, God Is Partying features Andrew WK performing all the album’s instruments, in addition to co-producing the album with his long-time recording partner, Grammy Award-winning engineer, Ted Young.
Channeling the manic euphoria that has compelled Andrew WK’s auditory insignia for decades, God Is Partying is soaked with a flood of epic energy — often traversing seemingly impenetrable lyrical themes while remaining refreshingly relatable, inspiring, and vital for survival.