Elvis Perkins will release a new album, Creation Myths, on October 2 via MIR/Petaluma Records. Today he shares a new single taken from LP, “Half Life.”
Of “Half Life” Perkins told them, “I give you my 4th long-playing collection of songs, Creation Myths. How these songs found their ways out of the void and into full form is near-mysterious to me now as how we all showed up here on this earth. I’m satisfied enough with what a garden ouroboros suggested, that each song is singing the creation myth of its own existence. The full spectrum technicolor presentation of them certainly owes a lot to the great Sam Cohen who produced and provided the low end. I will leave the big picture at that for now.
“‘The Half Life’ is a song for being not all there, or rather not all here, at half mast, half-hearted, marked half off. It seems to me as though a good many among us are moving around this way. . Needless to say it’s tempting to seek wholeness teaming up with another human who may be experiencing the same. Part love song, part algebraic nursery rhyme, part existential crisis.”
Elvis further notes, “to help move the many boulders in the path to realizing the great American myth of Liberty & Justice for All, I will be donating a dollar of each record sale through my website to the Equal Justice Initiative (https://eji.org/). LISTEN TO “HALF LIFE” HERE