Andy Shauf Shares New Songs ‘Satan’ and ‘Jacob Rose’

    Ahead of his upcoming tour dates, Andy Shauf has shared two new songs, ‘Satan’ and ‘Jacob Rose’. The double single marks the Toronto singer-songwriter’s first new music since last year’s surprise release Wilds. Check out the tracks below, along with a Ryan Steel-directed video for ‘Satan’.

    “When I was young, there were a few years where I wasn’t allowed to celebrate Hallowe’en,” Shauf said of ‘Satan’ in a statement. “The church that I grew up in was saying that Hallowe’en was ‘The Devil’s Day’ and that it had its roots in satanic rituals. After a few years of this, my parents realized it was a bit silly to deny us our free candy and let us resume. The Christianity that I was brought up in said that believers went to heaven and non-believers went to hell. A sort of cartoon-like simplification of ancient texts. So with the lyrics of this song, I was trying to take this cartoon-like simplification of life (and death) and pair it with a cartoon-like version of this Christian hell. Where after you complete a long and disciplined life, you find yourself holding a bite-sized chocolate bar stapled to an invitation to a Hallowe’en pool party with Satan himself.”

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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