Published Oct 12, 2018Said the Whale recently singed to Arts & Crafts for their next album, and they have now shared the first single from that upcoming full-length. The song is titled "UnAmerican," and you can hear it now.
In a statement, Said the Whale's Tyler Bancroft had this to say of the song:
UnAmerican is a song about a socialite protagonist named Kevin who goes through life letting the music he's listening to influence everything he's doing. Through it all, he just wants to be a good person. Around the time I was writing the song, I kept hearing the label 'UnAmerican' being given to people who were upset and bewildered by Donald Trump's antics. And so I started to equate 'UnAmerican' with 'good and decent' because bewilderment seems like the most normal response to someone as unhinged as Donald Trump.
So far, there is no word on Said the Whale's upcoming Arts & Crafts debut, which will mark the band's follow-up to 2017's As Long as Your Eyes Are Wide, but more details are promised to be revealed soon.
For now, hear "UnAmerican" below.