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Song Premiere: Blaqk Audio, 'Faith Healer'

AFI synth-pop side project gets serious on the dance floor

Blaqk Audio
Chris Sorenson
August 13, 2012 1:55 PM ET

Click to listen to Blaqk Audio's 'Faith Healer'

AFI side project Blaqk Audio, featuring Davey Havok and Jade Puget, reimagines the dark, goth aesthetics of their punk past into shadowy synth-pop. On "Faith Healer," Havok's voice soars as high as ever over the forceful beat and brooding synth lines. Although the song is dance-floor ready, the subject matter is quite serious. "'Faith Healer' speaks of one's search for salvation through misplaced faith in the spiritual while desiring a purely carnal healing," Havok tells Rolling Stone. "The lyric offers corporeal relief and freedom from an oppressive, malignant dogma."

"Faith Healer" is on Black Audio's upcoming album, Bright Black Heaven, due September 11th.

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