"Jesus' Son" is the opening track from their forthcoming The Seduction of Kansas record, and is revealed as the third, after "Good Time Charlie" and "The Seduction of Kansas", and final single before the album is released.
On the new single, the band offer, "we are of course nodding to Lou Reed's declaration that he felt "just like Jesus' Son" way back when, a statement that launched a thousand others who perhaps too have felt like the son of god at one point or another. Many inquiring minds have already said they'd like to know who the song is about, it is certainly an apocalyptic sci-fi tale of epic proportions... perhaps it is about more than just a person? We hope you enjoy it."
Of the live performance visuals accompanying the track, Priests add, "The mythology of a rock band relies heavily on building a captivating arsenal of visual signifiers, one of which is often a ‘live performance’ music video. I put quotations around live performance because usually these are theatrically staged pantomimes of what the band would like the viewer to believe the actual live experience of their work to be like. We decided to try our hand at this as an expression of our identity— we are, in fact, a rock band— and so, we pay homage to those who have come before us (Blink 182, the Stone Roses, the Smiths, and perhaps most explicitly here, Nine Inch Nails). So now you know, in case you didn’t before: we are a rock band."