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Young The Giant have shared a new song titled “Amerika.”

The track is the first single from their forthcoming album Home Of The Strange which is slated to be released on August 12th.

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Per a press release the song was inspired by Franz Kafka’s posthumously published and unfinished novel of the same name.

“We find ourselves searching for our own ethics in between the often-contradictory beliefs of this polarized American Modern Age and those of the romanticized cultures of our forefathers,” said the band in a prepared statement.

“Our perspective is irreversibly tinged with this rhetoric of the immigrant conscience and guilt. ‘Amerika’ explores the contradictions of our psyche and America at large. Searching for the American Dream is to lust for excess, power, sex. There is wonderment. There is disappointment. On this rollercoaster ride, we realize that when we achieve our goals, they often leave us more hollow than before. Behind it all, we just want to feel at home, to belong, and to be loved.”


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