RECORDED BEFORE THE OUTBREAK WITH VIDEO INCLUDING FOOTAGE FROM FANS SHOWING THEIR CURRENT SITUATION
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” (which debuted via Louder Sound), 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.”
As residents of North America’s hardest hit city, the band has earmarked their proceeds from the song to be donated to the NYC COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund. Human Impact ask fans to consider donating to this or their local charities as well.
Human Impact is singer/guitarist Chris Spencer (Unsane), keyboardist Jim Coleman (Cop Shoot Cop), bassist Chris Pravdica (Swans, Xiu Xiu) and drummer Phil Puleo (Cop Shoot Cop, Swans). Human Impact was produced by Coleman and Spencer with recording done at BC Studios by veteran noise rock svengali Martin Bisi (Sonic Youth, John Zorn, Bootsy Collins). Additional recording was done at Hoboken Recorders with mixing completed by Alan Camlet.
The self-titled album is out now on Ipecac Recordings: https://smarturl.it/humanimpact