Partying as a couple: it almost sounds like an oxymoron. Partying represents freedom, liberation and operating without any cares, whereas a relationship sets boundaries. So how do you party together and not have it become a wedge between you?
To get the answers, we sought out the party king himself: Andrew W.K.. Partnering with Timmy Trumpet and EDM superstar MAKJ, their collaboration “Party ‘Till We Die” has been a catchy anthem on the rise. The musician who has created a long lineup of party anthems has ventured into the dance world and has another hit on his hands. We caught up with Andrew W.K. and MAKJ to get a guide on partying as a couple.
Can you party as a couple and have as much fun as you do when you party alone?
Andrew W.K.: You can look at it a couple of ways. In some ways, you do lose a bit of freedom but as you get older, you might realize that you’ve met someone pretty cool — maybe a soulmate — so you’re getting released from the endless pursuit of going out and trying to meet new people. So now you get to put your energy into building something that’s longer lasting and a bit more meaningful.
The general perception is that partying represents freedom whereas relationships kind of represent a little bit of locking down.
MAKJ: Look, here’s the thing. The number one mentality as guys nowadays is go out, have a few drinks and try to take home a girl. That’s the game plan. But you know what, going out with your boys and turning that thinking off — in other words, just going out and having a great time with your close friends — to me, that’s such a better time than going for something that you probably won’t get.
It’s 2 A.M. and you should turn down and go home to be with your significant other — but your friends want you to keep partying. Is there any cool way to bow out gracefully?
Andrew W.K. : They’re your boys, so they want you to hang around, but on the other hand, if they’re close friends, they’ll understand. You shouldn’t need an excuse or a way to ease out.