Ipswich’s self-professed prophet of prose, alt-electro-rock musician ‘DAMIEN’, has announced the second single from his forthcoming album will be released in time for Christmas, and even carries a hint of a ‘Christmas’ message. Discover ‘Human’ the 25th December in Formula Indie
Titled ‘Human’, the song follows the dark, heavy tone set by previous release, ‘Love Myself’, the first single released from the upcoming album, ‘Wrong Age. Wrong Race. Wrong Gender.’
‘Human’ is inspired by the spiritualist idea that there is something uniquely sacred and divine about our humanity, and that the truly human experience is one in which we come to grow in compassion, love, empathy and unity towards one another. Perhaps ironically, ‘Human’ is being released close to Christmas, a time when Christians celebrate the incarnation of the Christ – i.e when God became ‘Human’.
The song’s release is timely in the wake of recent tragedies in Afghanistan, and also amongst the continued tensions and frustrations being felt through lockdowns, border restrictions and slow vaccination rollouts in response to COVID-19.
‘Human’ draws influence from industrial and darkwave artists such as Depeche Mode and Nine Inch Nail and was written and produced by DAMIEN in their home studio in Ipswich QLD, mixed by Hugh Middleton of Out With The In studios in West End, QLD, and mastered by Matthew Gray (Brisbane).
DAMIEN performed all instruments on the song,
Since emerging in 2020, DAMIEN has quickly become recognized as an artist hell bent on causing a musical shift that disrupts toxic social structures and urges humanity towards greater love and compassion for one another. They have performed to sell-out crowds and earned critical acclaim for their energy and crowd engagement during their performances.