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Albums Of The Week: Andrew W.K. | God Is Partying

Rock's party monster gets serioius on this musically and lyrically heavy release.

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THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Internationally acclaimed musician Andrew W.K. marks another extraordinarily intense chapter in his fabled and perplexing tenure as a pop culture icon with his fifth rock album God Is Partying. Hovering in the fluorescent spotlight of his legendary party power, God Is Partying sees W.K. ransack the corners of the human psyche, reaching a triumphant apex in his catalog nearly 20 years after the release of his chart-topping 2001 debut I Get Wet. Showcasing his indisputable musical chops, God Is Partying features W.K. performing all the album’s instruments, in addition to co-producing the album with Grammy-winning engineer Ted Young.

Channeling the manic euphoria that has compelled W.K.’s auditory insignia for decades, God Is Partying is comprised of nine exhilarating exaltations soaked with a flood of epic energy — often traversing nearly impenetrable lyrical themes while remaining refreshingly relatable, inspiring, and vital for survival. From sinister metallic bastions like the buzzing single Babalon to the timeless story telling of Remember Your Oath, the album will have fans of embracing their own party power and reveling in the depths of musical euphoria.

God Is Partying opens triumphantly with W.K.’s hyper-melodic keyboard stylings introducing the menacing and magical music of Everybody Sins, setting the stage for the dramatic immensity to follow. Tracks like the poetic No One To Know and the soaring tension of Stay True To Your Heart transport the listener to the precipice of a sonic horizon — rising into synthesizer-infused epics of maximalist rock, each track showcasing another example of W.K.’s expanding abilities as a vocalist and songwriter. Only halfway through the album is the listener driven directly into fiery depths with the massive track, I’m In Heaven, before ascending into the sonic stratosphere with the tracks, My Tower and the album closer And Then We Blew Apart.

The album is a true ode to the quiddity of Andrew W.K. Emotional yet steadfast, ominous yet invigorating, God Is Partying embraces both the break-ups and breakdowns of life, and Andrew once again provides his audience with the perfect soundtrack to celebrate all the intensity life has to offer.”