The Lord of Lard is back with a decadent dive into Pop art influences.
With a wide portfolio, including being an early member of KMFDM, music for fashion and film (Chloe, Marios Schwab, Halston, The Row, Alexander McQueen) and creating the sound design for the exhibition 'Punk: Chaos to Couture' at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Raymond Watts (aka PIG) proved to be a talented wild card in the industrial rock scene.
Now the self-proclaimed “saint of all seven sins” has announced a “divine declaration” in the form of his new album, ‘Pain is God’, which promises to be “fourteen tracks of swine and swagger, it is an exegesis of excess - glitches and guitars, allure and libido, danceable decadence”.
The first single from the album,‘Rock N Roll Refugee’, is out now. A delicious electronic rock track, described by Watts as “the demon seed of glam and electronica stirred to an apotheosis of ejaculating guitars and lamenting vocals”. The song that, according to the Lord of lard, is “loose enough for your vices and tight enough for your virtues.” The hook-heavy song features, Watts reunite with guitarist Steve White on record for the first time since the 1990s and also features, to add an extra touch of soul, backing vocals from Michelle Martinez.
‘Pain is God’ is due to release on 20/11/2020, for now, you can watch the video for ‘Rock N Roll Refugee’, a decadent dive into Pop art influences, directed by E Gabriel Edvy.