Priests have shared a new track.
‘Jesus’ Son’ is taken from the group’s forthcoming album ‘The Seduction of Kansas’, set for release on Friday (5th April).
The song comes with a video, of which the band say:
“The mythology of a rock band relies heavily on building a captivating arsenal of visual signifiers, one of which is often a ‘live performance’ music video. I put quotations around live performance because usually these are theatrically staged pantomimes of what the band would like the viewer to believe the actual live experience of their work to be like. We decided to try our hand at this as an expression of our identity— we are, in fact, a rock band— and so, we pay homage to those who have come before us (Blink 182, the Stone Roses, the Smiths, and perhaps most explicitly here, Nine Inch Nails). So now you know, in case you didn’t before: we are a rock band. Hope you enjoy the song and video.
“As for the song itself, we are of course nodding to Lou Reed’s declaration that he felt ‘just like Jesus’ Son’ way back when, a statement that launched a thousand others who perhaps too have felt like the son of god at one point or another. Many inquiring minds have already said they’d like to know who the song is about, it is certainly an apocalyptic sci-fi tale of epic proportions… perhaps it is about more than just a person? We hope you enjoy it.”
The group play a handful of UK live dates this May.
11 Brighton The Great Escape
12 Bristol Rough Trade
13 Manchester YES
14 Glasgow Hug & Pint
15 Leeds Brudenell Social Club
16 London 100 Club
Watch ‘Jesus’ Son’ below.