NEW PAGANS have released a brand new song!
The new song, titled There We Are John, is taken from the Irish indie-punk band’s upcoming new album, Making Circles Of Our Own, which is scheduled to be released in February this year.
The new song is directly inspired by artist, filmmaker, activist Derek Jarman. Speaking about the new song, bassist Claire Miskimmin says, “Derek Jarman was a visionary avant-garde artist & filmmaker, with a career spanning four decades and multiple genres. An important figure in the history of gay culture, he’s been described as the Queer Pagan Punk.”
Vocalist Lyndsey McDougall adds, “I first encountered the work of Derek Jarman through his coastal garden, Prospect Cottage in Dungeness. When we wrote this song, we had just lost our home and had moved in with my parents (as a result of restrictions around the creative industry during Covid) and my dream of owning a garden seemed further away than ever. Somehow, studying Jarman‘s Prospect Cottage garden brought me great serenity and hope. In a place considered so desolate, Jarman created a beautiful, fruitful landscape. This song is about hope.”
Listen to There We Are John here:
Making Circles Of Our Own is set for release on February 17th via Big Scary Monsters. Pre-orders are available now and can be purchased here.
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