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Hesitation Wounds streaming new song “Guthrie”

Hesitation Wounds
photo by Erica Lauren

We’ve already heard two songs from Touche Amore frontman Jeremy Bolm’s other band Hesitation Wounds‘ debut album Awake For Everything and now a third is here. The band, which also includes current and former members of The Hope Conspiracy, Trap Them and Against Me!, are heavier and more overtly political than Touche Amore, and this song is a perfect example of that. Over a crushing backdrop, Jeremy screams, “This is the land of opportunity, this is the land of the free, this is the land made for you and me… it’s all bullshit.” He tells Substream, who premiered the track:

I titled the song ‘Guthrie’ to pay tribute to Woody and how the American culture can overlook the message of a song if it has a patriotic chorus. Woody Guthrie’s song “This Land Is Your Land” originally featured the verse ‘There was a big high wall there that tried to stop me. The sign was painted, said ‘Private Property.’ But on the backside, it didn’t say nothing. This land was made for you and me.’ That concept inspired me to put my disappointment into words. We are considered the home of the brave, but when the right-wing pushes a fear of immigrants/refugees/Muslims onto its people, that hardly feels brave. Everyone should have the right to cross imaginary lines to raise a family safely in this country.

Listen below. Awake For Everything drops May 27 via 6131 Records.

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