Austin, Texas punk/no-wave band US Weekly have shared their new single “Creative Class” from their debut self-titled LP. The album is very eclectic, incorporating skewed new wave, krautrock, pop, and jazz/funk. Lyrically the songs are quite political, but other lyrical themes include examining human relationships through social media, gender roles, police brutality, team sports, and Disneyland with a sardonic sense of humor.
Singer and songwriter Christopher Nordahl commented, “Within the walls of startups, app incubators, advertising agencies, and accounting firms, men who have been told their creativity makes them exceptional walk blindly with their dicks scraping the linoleum, believing their status as a creative does not make them a corporate drone, but in fact an artist who is privy to the benefits of a corporation. The creative ego and exceptionalist attitude is suffocating. However, I am not exempt from this distinction, being a man deemed as ‘creative’ spending my 9 to 5 in an ad agency.”
“I often find myself struggling with the creative class, the proud men who populate it, and the lack of women, minorities, and LGBTQ people represented within it. This song takes the perspective of a grossly oblivious man, who believes his perspective and class makes him better than his counterparts, delivered with an off kilter Texas twang.”