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WATCH: Son Volt, “Livin’ in the USA”

Jul 9, 2021

WATCH: Son Volt,

Artist: Son Volt
Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri
Song: “Livin’ in the USA”
Album: Electro Melodier
Release Date: July 30, 2021
Label: Thirty Tigers

In Their Words: “The song didn’t start out as an intentional homage thing, but in retrospect I see it as a nod to Springsteen’s ‘Born in the USA’ or Neil Young’s ‘Rockin in the Free World.’ Those songs established a thematic tradition. I’m just updating and asking similar questions. How can so much wrong happen in this country that’s held up as an example of what’s righteous? Is America the healthiest or happiest country? Democratic Darwinism is the brutal American reality……” — Jay Farrar, Son Volt

Photo credit: Auset Sarno

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