Thursday, 18 February 2016
JOHN COFFEY ANNOUNCE NEW EP AND REVEAL VIDEO
John Coffey have today announced the release of a new Kurt Ballou produced EP called 'A House For Thee' set for release on March 11th through V2. The first taste of the EP comes in the form of the single 'No House For Thee'. Watch the video here:
The band comments on the video: "This is our new video for 'No House For Thee'. It's a song in which we want to make clear that when a brother or sister from afar needs help, we should offer it. The lyrics in the song can be quite harsh, being based on the tragedies which happen on our European seas. But if it represents anything at all, it is always a call for humanity. There should always be a house for those who lost their own."
With their new EP 'A House For Thee', John Coffey appeals for humanity with regard to the actual refugees-issue in the world. It's no political statement or a solid answer to finalise this crisis, but a whole-hearted effort to focus on the people that are suffering, rather than a sentimental debate.
"We don't want to criticise politicians or international organisations, but we want to let our heart speak: fellow human beings need proper help and a more human life. We raise our voice for humanity!"
'A House for Thee' was recorded and produced by Kurt Ballou (guitarist of Converge). He worked before with artists like Every Time I Die, Modern Life is War, Code Orange and Kvelertak.
John Coffey recorded the whole EP in one week with Kurt in his God City Studio in Salem, Massachusetts. "We wanted to work with Kurt for a long time. These songs and their themes asked for a harder and darker sound than our previous recordings. And it worked out: these are the hardest and roughest John Coffey-songs ever."
The sketches of the artwork have been drawn by Olf de Bruin. These pictures represents human beings as hermit crabs; some with a shell, some without.