"I want my music to make people feel like the first day of summer vacation. Like going down a roller coaster hill. Like the pizza delivery man ringing the doorbell just when you were starting to lose hope. Like when an underdog team wins the big game. How do I make things feel this way? How do I take those parts of life that are completely overwhelmingly joyous and make music that sounds like that feels, where every emotion comes together? How do I create work that makes you so happy you could cry, and so overwhelmed that you're laughing? That’s a raw totality of feeling beyond definition. And that’s what I’m aiming for. That's what partying is."
"We need not shield ourselves from the glory of partying. We can doubt the messenger, but need not doubt the message. We're only cheating ourselves when we keep joy at bay. If you don't get this feeling from me, I honestly pray that you get it from somewhere. The feeling is unsubtle, blunt, straightforward, and cannot be obscured. It's the feeling of life, and all you're doing by denying it is being a little less alive yourself."
"This is what my new album is about. This is what all my albums are about. This is what everything I've ever done has been aiming for. I may not have nailed the bullseye yet, but at least I know what I'm shooting for. And I'll never stop shooting... or partying."
- ANDREW W.K.
Photo by Dylan O'Connor