Human Impact release new benefit single w/ video footage of COVID-19 impact
Human Impact -- aka former Unsane frontman Chris Spencer plus Phil Puleo (Cop Shoot Cop, Swans), Jim Coleman (Cop Shoot Cop), and Chris Provdica (Swans) -- have followed their great self-titled debut album with a new standalone single, "Contact." The song is about pandemic, quarantine, vaccines, masks... but apparently it was an "eerie premonition" and recorded before the COVID-19 outbreak. Eerie indeed!!! Part of the proceeds from the song will go to the NYC Covid-19 Relief Fund. The song also comes with a video shot by fans around the world, documenting the impact of COVID-19 on their communities. Here's more:
Following the release of their debut self-titled album, Human Impact have kept busy and continued writing and recording more songs they will be releasing over the coming months. The first of those new singles, "Contact", was written and recorded shortly before the outbreak of Covid-19. An eerie premonition, it predicts the new reality we all currently inhabit. In anticipation of this release, and as an act of connection in this time of isolation, the band put a call out to fans across the globe for video footage to use in the video for "Contact" showing how the Coronavirus has affected all our daily lives and environment. Asking the question: What does this new reality look like for you?
About the music and video, Human Impact remark: "We'd like to write songs about humankind living in harmony and balance with the world, about governments and corporations being of and for the people. But those songs would be narcotic lullabies spitting in the wind of what's real. We wish this song were wrong. "Contact" was written, recorded and mixed just before the global COVID-19 pandemic hit. Originally written as a response to a feeling of international vulnerability to the spread of disease via air travel, the song's lyrics proved to be an uneasy and uncanny prediction, foreshadowing our current quarantined reality."
Watch/listen below, and stay tuned for more of those standalone Human Impact singles.
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