AWK You're Not ALoneThe contrivances bolted to Andrew W.K.’s music have always been a d-ckhead deterrent, shooing away anyone too self-conscious to believe “party” could summarise a real model for society.

You’re Not Alone is W.K. reaching out to those people, trying to welcome them, finally, into the fold. The therapy-via- Courage-Wolf motivationals are especially explicit, echoing over the gladiator battle of ripping guitars and piano stabs, except when there’s no music at all – The Feeling Of Being Alive is straight up spoken-word about life being tough but worthwhile. If early Steve Roggenbuck videos were a hard rock record, this would be it; hearing this kind of simplistic but single-minded belief in hope is refreshing.

You’re Not Alone is out March 2 via Sony.
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