New Pagans Stream New Single “There We Are John”

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Irish indie punks New Pagans have released their new single, There We Are John, that is taken from their upcoming second album, Making Circles Of Our Own, that is due out on the 17th February via Big Scary Monsters. The rousing single is directly inspired by artist, filmmaker and activist Derek Jarman, spirited and uplifting, the track is about growing things out of desolate situations and spaces. New Pagans will be touring Making Circles Of Our Own across the UK in March.

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“Derek Jarman was a visionary avant-garde artist & filmmaker, with a career spanning four decades and multiple genres. An important figure in the history of gay culture, he’s been described as the Queer Pagan Punk. I first encountered the work of Derek Jarman through his coastal garden, Prospect Cottage in Dungeness. When we wrote this song, we had just lost our home and had moved in with my parents (as a result of restrictions around the creative industry during Covid) and my dream of owning a garden seemed further away than ever. Somehow, studying Jarman’s Prospect Cottage garden brought me great serenity and hope. In a place considered so desolate, Jarman created a beautiful, fruitful landscape. This song is about hope.