Andy Shauf is back with his first release of 2022; a double single featuring new songs "Satan" and "Jacob Rose".
"Satan" and "Jacob Rose" are Shauf's first new releases since his Wilds album arrived in September last year.
Shauf said of "Satan", "When I was young, there were a few years where I wasn’t allowed to celebrate Halloween. The church that I grew up in was saying that Halloween was ‘The Devil's Day’ and that it had its roots in satanic rituals. After a few years of this, my parents realized it was a bit silly to deny us our free candy and let us resume. The Christianity that I was brought up in said that believers went to heaven and non-believers went to hell. A sort of cartoon-like simplification of ancient texts. So with the lyrics of this song, I was trying to take this cartoon-like simplification of life (and death) and pair it with a cartoon-like version of this Christian hell. Where after you complete a long and disciplined life, you find yourself holding a bite-sized chocolate bar stapled to an invitation to a Halloween pool party with Satan himself."