News for Amen Dunes

NEWS : TUE, JUL 6, 2021 at 7:00 AM

Amen Dunes Returns with New Single, “Feel Nothing” (With Sleaford Mods) + Signs to Sub Pop Worldwide

Amen Dunes (aka the project of Damon McMahon) returns with “Feel Nothing,” a powerful and honest first statement since the release of 2018’s beloved Freedom, and his debut release with Sub Pop. Recorded in Los Angeles with co-producer Ariel Rechtshaid and mixed by Craig Silvey, “Feel Nothing” begins with McMahon’s unmistakable voice chanting “Kingdom, kingdom, kingdom, kingdom, kingdom // be a prophet” until the Sleaford Mods rhythm drops and McMahon continues “Every time I hear a story // Got no good from it.” The song, which features synths by Freedom-collaborator Panoram, gradually introduces the rhythm-heavy next chapter in Amen Dunes’ sound, before a duet by Sleaford Mods’ Jason Williamson and McMahon carries the song out. Where Freedom was “[Amen Dunes’] euphoric breakthrough … silvery and romantic, like a hallucination of the classic-rock songbook”

(Pitchfork), “Feel Nothing” is a bold reflection on resistance, and a step further in the intentional reimagining of the world of Amen Dunes.

I feel nothing at all

Do you feel nothing too?

I have nothing to say

Don’t drag me down with you

Some days wish I was dead

Some days wish I was you

Every time I hear a story

Got no good from it

Can’t change the situation

When everything’s the same

Still in love, just a little

Aww my mind forgets

You stole that piece from the devil

But you know me, I’d do the same

Get everyone off my back

You can gossip, but I don’t care

I headed off one day without even talking, 

and I got lost from there

In the middle of a show I break down, yeah

Can’t remember what to say

Can’t shake this ugly feeling, baby, but it’s not lasting

He was thinking of God, when he begged them to stop

Is there someone up there?

You will never know she said

Come right out and say it

I’ve lived enough to sing it

Come on, show em what you know

You’re gonna reap just what you sow

Get your opinions off my back

I said I’m going up the hill

When winter comes I will get things done

Start doing what I say

See the fires off in the distance

The little goddess said

We may not win this one, but I predict it, son

You might be a prophet

There is no way to stop our big stone love

Keep going up the mountain, yeah

From the mouth don’t come a kingdom

String me up I don’t care

Said I’ve lived enough to sing it

They said stop and drop him until he talks

But you’ll never make him say it

Every time I look up to you

Nothing to say

The king might prevail

But just for today

Every time I look up to you

Nothing to say

Those who talk hard

Got nothing to say.

Posted by Abbie Gobeli