Nashville’s Americana singer, songwriter and musician Will Hoge has revealed ’Stupid Kids’; a new track from his upcoming new album ‘My American Dream’. You can listen to ‘Stupid Kids’ on Spotify & Apple Music.
Of the new track, Hoge commented: “After a year of being continually inspired by young kids taking the reigns of leadership in our country and my frustration with watching tired old white men tell them to stop, I wanted to write this song for teenage me as well as my two sons, as an anthem to never lose that youthful, fighting spirit”.
‘My American Dream’ – due out on 5th October via EDLO/Thirty Tigers – is the fiercest, angriest, and most heartfelt collection of songs he’s released and can pre-order it here from today. Eight songs of rabble-rousing political commentary that turns a critical eye on the crisis of conscience and culture threatening to tear apart his country, the album is Hoge’s impassioned portrait of what he holds dear — and what we all might risk losing.
‘My American Dream’ is available to pre-order now and fans will instantly receive two tracks ‘Thoughts & Prayers’ and the album opener ‘Gilded Walls’. ‘Thoughts & Prayers’ was the first song that Hoge completed, inspired directly by the specter of school shootings and the inept response of politicians. It’s an acoustic ballad in which he asks; “Why don’t you do your job up there? Keep your thoughts and prayers”. It’s a raw, fiery song with just Hoge and his guitar, belting out his frustrations in the recording booth. Hoge added a video for the song, featuring the jaw dropping statistics on gun crime in America and the hollow tweets from the political powers at be around such devastating events. Check out the video here and listen to Hoge’s interview about the gun control debate on The BBC’s Cultural Frontline here.