The New Pornographers have unveiled ‘Pontius Pilate’s Home Movies’, the latest single from their forthcoming LP Continue as a Guest. It follows previous entries ‘Really Really Light’ and ‘Angelcover’. Check it out below.
“Lyrically, it is very much a stream-of-consciousness story about the disease of social media and online culture,” frontperson A.C. Newman explained in a press release. “The narrator that only likes art when it changes the subject, buried in daydream, thinking it’s an entrance, and the idea of Pontius Pilate entertaining his friends with home movies of the crucifixion (what else would he be showing? That part’s clear, right?). It was a product of being stuck at home at a time when online was the only way for many to communicate, and obviously it had its negatives. One of those songs that might seem like word salad but is not, its disjointed nature very deliberate.”