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Human Impact release new standalone single

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 11:48 AM PT

Following the release of their debut self-titled album, Human Impact — 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) — have continued writing and recording additional songs they will be releasing over the coming months. The first of those new singles, "Contact," was written and recorded shortly before the outbreak of COVID-19.

Proceeds from the song will go to the NYC Covid-19 Relief Fund and Human Impact encourage fans to consider donating to this or their own local charities.

"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," said the band in a collective statement. "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."

Featuring footage provided by a slew of the band's fans, the song's official video can be seen here:

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