Andrew W.K. shows his dark side in sinister metal track "Babalon"—watch
Now, as promised, the synth-metal track is finally here. For the “Babalon” video, Andrew W.K. channels his inner metal god while showing viewers his dark side.
It’s been a while since we last heard new music from Andrew W.K. Back in 2018, he debuted his last full-length album You’re Not Alone which features songs such as “Music Is Worth Living For” and “Ever Again.” Now, Andrew W.K. is back with “Babalon,” his sinister new single that is a true departure from his past sounds.
Filled with massive drums and menacing guitar riffs, the synth-metal vibe of “Babalon” showcases Andrew W.K.’s vocals and his talent as a multi-instrumentalist. For the single’s conceptual video, Andrew W.K. brings together influences from the metal genre while giving it his own ominous twist. Of course, he also throws in a few subtle nods to his iconic 2001 album I Get Wet.
“With ‘Babalon’, we wanted the audience to slink back down Andrew’s tower and storm the gateway to the city of pyramids with him, or someone who looks like him,” director Michael R.C. says. “We had all been working really hard to lay thee gagging monster down, so it would dwell forever in the chasm of frivolous forming. All these images come from there, from where it’s going. That’s where we put Andrew.”
An exclusive limited edition 7” vinyl of “Babalon” is available to pre-order through Napalm Records.
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