Salon Talks: Andrew W.K.

The legendary rocker and professional partier is back with fresh music after 12 years and a fresh message on finding self-actualization through the healing power of music.

Andrew W.K. joined Salon’s Amanda Marcotte to discuss his upcoming album “You're Not Alone,” his first collection of new rock songs in over a decade, out March 2. The self-proclaimed “King of Partying” burst onto the music scene with his 2001 album, “I Get Wet,” which featured fan favorite party anthems like “Party Hard” and “It’s Time to Party.”

The classically trained pianist is hoping to once again show fans the way to harness the virtues of the party in their own lives through the healing power of genuine, fun music. He told Salon, “It’s okay for music to be fun. And that fun is actually not trivial. Sometimes seriousness can be I think inaccurately equated with importance or intelligence or even quality but something that’s just serious for the sake of it can actually be quite boring. So fun and levity, it boosts your spirits.”

The album’s first single "Music Is Worth Living For" is available January 12. Tune into SalonTV's live shows, "Salon Talks" and "Salon Stage", daily at noon ET / 9 a.m. PT and 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT, streaming live on Salon, Facebook and Periscope.

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