New York noise-rockers Human Impact have released a new song called Contact.
The stand-alone single, written about the human race's vulnerability to disease – but recorded before the Covid-19 outbreak – follows the release of their debut, self-titled album, which was released via Ipecac last month.
The band's proceeds from the song will be donated to the NYC Covid-19 Emergency Relief Fund (opens in new tab) and they have asked fans to consider donating to this or their local charities as well.
The band have made a video to accompany the single, made up of footage sent in by fans all over the world in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic. For the footage, they asked fans to consider one question: what does this new reality look like for you?
You can watch the video exclusively on Metal Hammer below.
"Contact was written, recorded and mixed just prior to the COVID-19 outbreak and pandemic," says keyboardist Jim Coleman. "We went back and forth about whether we should release this now – we did not want to be insensitive to the very real effects of COVID-19.
"But it seemed synergistic – this song was written in advance of this current reality, just on the cusp of it. And the video ended up being a way to connect with people around the world at a time when we are all in isolation – we have had people sending us footage from all over.
"Contact was written during our last recording session and came together amazingly easily," adds singer/guitarist Chris Spencer. "Things have completely solidified within the group.
"The lyrics were written not long after I had gotten sick multiple times on plane flights. It made me acutely aware of our potential vulnerability to disease during air travel.
"I never would have thought of what was right around the corner… Thanks for listening."
Contact (opens in new tab) is available now. Check out the video below.