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Lower Dens Announce New Album, Share Video for New Song “Young Republicans”

The Competition Due Out September 6 via Ribbon Music

May 30, 2019 Photography by Torso
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Lower Dens (which is led by singer/songwriter Jana Hunter) have announced a new album, The Competition, and shared a video for its first single, "Young Republicans." The Competition is due out September 6 via Ribbon Music. Check out the "Young Republicans" video below, followed by the album's tracklist and cover art.

The Competition is the follow-up to 2015's Escape From Evil. A press release says The Competition "might be Hunter's most vulnerable, hook-filled album yet, a leftfield, resistance pop record that could only be released in 2019." Raul Gonzo directed the Young Republicans" video and the press release says the song is "about a certain sect of society's elite and their insatiable appetite to consume the lower classes both figuratively and literally."

Hunter had this to say about the album in the press release: "The issues that have shaped my life, for better or for worse, have to do with coming from a family and a culture that totally bought into this competitive mindset.  I was wild and in a lot of pain as a kid; home life was very bleak, and pop songs were a guaranteed escape to a mental space where beauty, wonder, and love were possible. I wanted to write songs that might have the potential to do that."  

The Competition Tracklist:

01. Galapagos
02. Hand Of God
03. Two Faced Love
04. Young Republicans
05. Real Thing
06.  Buster Keaton
07. I Drive
08. Simple Life
09. Empire Sundown
10. Lucky People
11. In Your House

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