Check out the video for the new single right now.
The Homeless Gospel Choir, aka songwriter Derek Zanetti, recently announced a brand new full-length, This Land Is Your Landfill, due out 24 April from A-F Records (North America) and Hassle Records (UK/EU). Now the Pittsburgh, PA-based musician has shared another early preview of the record with Art Punk and its accompanying music video.
This Land Is Your Landfill marks a reinvention for The Homeless Gospel Choir with Zanetti leaving the sparse arrangements of his earlier work behind, gathering an all-star cast of punk scene collaborators, and creating the kind of raucous, full-band album that he’d always dreamed of. With its fuzzed-out guitars, driving tempo, and gang harmonies, Art Punk is a perfect example of the celebratory mix of ’90s rock hooks and punk energy that permeates This Land Is Your Landfill. The song acts as an ode to the insatiable desire to create while warning against getting lost in the process. Zanetti explains:
“When you create something to share with the world –whether it’s a sculpture or a cartoon or a jingle– a strong bond is developed between the subject and artist… A familiarity exists that becomes more comfortable than experiencing human interaction. Art Punk is about the allure of being a recluse and the torture that goes along with it… a sing‐alone/sing-along pop song about the anxiety that artists, punks, and fuck ups often feel. We hope our song sticks with you but your anxiety does not…”.