Taken off the brand-new, full-length This Land Is Your Landfill, out Friday, April 24 via A-F Records (North America) and Hassle Records (UK), ‘Blind Faith’ is the latest release from The Homeless Gospel Choir.
Marking a reinvention for Zanetti’s project, the LP gathers an all-star cast of punk scene collaborators, creating a full-band album that he’s always dreamed of having.
“Blind Faith” offers a perfect introduction to this bombastic new sound, taking heart-on-sleeve lyricism and merging it with fuzzed-out guitars and celebratory harmonies.
Derek Zannetti, the man behind the music, delves into the song’s lyrics. “Once they’re able to make you afraid, they can get you to do anything. ‘Blind Faith’ is a distillation of how cultural control and manipulation works through fear. Perfectly capable people who are intelligent and brave and kind are just as susceptible to falling prey to fear as anyone else is. Those in power know this, and that’s what they are banking on.”