Andrew W.K. Premieres New Song “Music Is Worth Living For”

Andrew W.K. has premiered a new song titled “Music Is Worth Living For.” This track is from the his new album “You’re Not Alone,” which will be released on March 2.

Andrew W.K. said the following:

“‘Music Is Worth Living For’ is an exaltation of my love for music itself. It’s also me pleading with myself to recognize music’s eternal power and glory, in the face of hardship and pain. The song is an effort to remind myself that life is worth living, if for no other reason than because of the beauty music conveys. 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.”

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Andrew W.K. Reveals Cover Art & Track Listing For New Album “You’re Not Alone”

Andrew W.K. has revealed the details for his new album “You’re Not Alone.” That effort will be released on March 2, and the cover art, which was painted by Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell, can be found below, along with the track listing. Andrew W.K. commented:

“I’m going for the sound of pure, unadulterated power; every emotion, every thought, every experience, every sensation, every fear, every joy, every clarity, every confusion, every up, every down… all extruded and concentrated into one thick syrup of super life-force feeling, and then psychically amplified by the celebratory spirit of glorious partying.”

“You’re Not Alone” Track Listing:

01. “The Power of Partying”
02. “Music Is Worth Living For”
03. “Ever Again”
04. “I Don’t Know Anything”
05. “The Feeling of Being Alive”
06. “Party Mindset”
07. “The Party Never Dies”
08. “Give Up on You”
09. “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”

Andrew W.K. To Release New Album In March

Andrew W.K. has confirmed that he will be releasing a new album on March 2. There isn’t much more information available right now, but Andrew W.K. did say the following:

“I’m going for the sound of pure, unadulterated power; every emotion, every thought, every experience, every sensation, every fear, every joy, every clarity, every confusion, every up, every down… all extruded and concentrated into one thick syrup of super life-force feeling, and then psychically amplified by the celebratory spirit of glorious partying.”

Andrew W.K. Announces “The Party Never Dies” Tour

Andrew W.K. has announced that he will be returning with full band for his “The Party Never Dies” tour. You can see the dates for that below. Andrew W.K. is also working on new material with plans to release new music before the year’s end.

Tour Dates:

09/14 — Atlanta, Ga. – Terminal West
09/17 — Chicago, Ill. – Riot Fest
09/18 — Minneapolis, Minn. – First Avenue
09/20 — Kansas City, Mo. – Record Bar
09/21 — Denver, Colo. – Summit Music Hall
09/22 — Salt Lake City, Utah – Metro Music Hall
09/24 — Seattle, Wash. – Neumos
09/25 — Portland, Ore. – Wonder Ballroom
09/27 — San Francisco, Calif. – Independent
09/29 — Los Angeles, Calif. – The Regent
10/01 — Phoenix, Ariz. – Crescent Ballroom
10/03 — Austin, Texas – Mohawk
10/04 — Dallas, Texas – House of Blues
10/05 — Houston, Texas – House of Blues
10/07 — St. Louis, Mo. – Ready Room
10/08 — Cincinnati, Ohio – Bogart’s
10/09 — Pittsburgh, Pa. – Mr Smalls
10/11 — Philadelphia, Pa. – Theater of Living Arts
10/12 — Washington, D.C. – Rock & Roll Hotel
10/13 — Brooklyn, N.Y. – Warsaw
10/14 — Boston, Mass. – Brighton Music Hall
10/17 — Toronto, Ontario – Opera House
10/18 — Detroit, Mich. – St. Andrew’s Hall
10/19 — Columbus, Ohio – A&R Bar
10/20 — Milwaukee, Wis. – The Rave
11/09 — Portsmouth, U.K. – Wedgewood Rooms
11/10 — London, U.K. – 02 Forum Kentish Town
11/11 — Cardiff, Wales – Great Hall
11/12 — Norwich, U.K. – Waterfront
11/13 — Manchester, U.K. – 02 Ritz
11/14 — Glasgow, Scotland – Garage
11/15 — Birmingham, U.K. – 02 Academy 2
11/18 — Mexico City, Mexico — Corona Capital