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Listen To Brand New Single From Washington, ‘American Spirit’

Written by Jackson Langford on January 12, 2019

One of our greatest homegrown music heroes, Washington, has returned with a brand spanking new single in ‘American Spirit’, kicking off 2019 the way we deserve it to be kicked off.

The single is Washington’s first bit of new music since the release of 2018’s ‘Claws’, and is taken from her highly anticipated forthcoming studio album.

The song was apparently written following the 2016 U.S. Presidential election, and how Washington thought of America as a whole in a Trump-ian world.

“Following the election, I thought of America as a character, almost a willing victim, doing anything for fame,” she said in a statement.

“Running towards the burning building. The image of Peg Entwistle, the actress who died when she jumped from the ‘H’ in the Hollywood sign was on my mind. As was Stormy Daniels, the dark side of the American dream.  There’s something magnetic, sinister and glamorous about these scenes I wanted to capture.”

Listen to ‘American Spirit’ below.

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