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Lower Dens announce their return with new album 'The Competition'


Lower Dens have announced their return with their first studio album in four years.

The new record, The Competition, finally arrives as the eagerly anticipated follow-up to 2015 record Escape From Evil. The band has also confirmed that new material will be released September 6 via their label Ribbon Music.

“The issues that have shaped my life, for better or for worse, have to do with coming from a family and a culture that totally bought into this competitive mindset,” lead vocalist and songwriter Jana Hunter said in a press release. “I was wild and in a lot of pain as a kid; home life was very bleak, and pop songs were a guaranteed escape to a mental space where beauty, wonder, and love were possible. I wanted to write songs that might have the potential to do that.”

To coincide with the news, Lower Dens have also shared the album’s lead single ‘Young Republicans’.

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