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Andrew W.K. drops first song in 9 years titled “Music Is Worth Living For”

January 12 2018, 10:42 AM EST By Rabab Al-Sharif


[Photo by Cortney Armitage]

Master of positivity and partying Andrew W.K. has just released his first new music in nearly a decade. With the release of his latest anthem also comes the news of W.K.'s upcoming album, You're Not Alone, due out March 2 via RED MUSIC/SONY MUSIC. 

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You’re Not Alone is his first collection of new songs since 2009. Album pre-orders are available here. And in case you need a pick-me-up today, the motivational speaker and musician has some words on why music is so powerful. “Music is a mysterious phenomenon – it seems both to magically overwhelm and sublimate our suffering, but also to starkly dignify the struggles of our daily life," W.K. says in a statement about the release. "The physical power of music must be coming from some sort of unshakable truth, sent from the primal core of all being. It’s so effortless and elegant in its intensity. I truly believe that listening to music can transform you into a better person."

Indeed. Read the full statement below and check out the album art and list of tracks while you're at it: 

Music is a mysterious phenomenon – it seems both to magically overwhelm and sublimate our suffering, but also to starkly dignify the struggles of our daily life. The physical power of music must be coming from some sort of unshakable truth, sent from the primal core of all being. It’s so effortless and elegant in its intensity. I truly believe that listening to music can transform you into a better person. In that way, all my songs have been me just trying to get better, trying to cheer myself up, trying to convince myself that there is hope and joy in the world no matter how dark it may seem. And the lyrics of this song, especially in the verses, are me calling out my own interior negative forces – the lowest and darkest impulses inside me, that wish to hold me down in despair – and I’m telling those malevolent urges once and for all that they won’t break me. I will persevere. And when I triumph, somehow, someday, it will be because of music. This song is a celebration of that essential and divine life-force that music is both emanating from and emitting to us. This song is about how good music makes it feel to not be dead. As the last line of the chorus proclaims, ‘Music makes me want to stay alive.’ That’s probably the truest lyric I’ve ever written.

TRACKLIST
1. The Power of Partying
2. Music Is Worth Living For
3. Ever Again
4. I Don't Know Anything
5. The Feeling of Being Alive
6. Party Mindset
7. The Party Never Dies
8. Give Up On You
9. Keep On Going
10. In Your Darkest Moments
11. The Devil's On Your Side
12. Break The Curse
13. Total Freedom
14. Beyond Oblivion
15. Confusion and Clarity
16. You're Not Alone 
 

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