On Friday, The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die are set to release their new album ‘Always Foreign’, the follow-up to 2015’s ‘Harmlessness’.
So far, they’ve shared a couple of tracks from the LP, ‘Dillon And Her Son’ and ‘Marine Tigers’ (the latter of which was accompanied by a thought-provoking video) but before the record is officially released into the (beautiful) world, they’ve given one last taste of what’s coming up in the form of ‘Gram’.
As reported by Stereogum, the band’s Dave Bello said of the track: “‘Gram’ explores frustrations we’ve encountered with the U.S. pharmaceutical industry, lack of an accessible government-funded healthcare system, and the deep flaws associated with both elements. […] We believe marijuana helps people and should be a legal and safe choice for those who may benefit from its use, particularly CBD-related applications.
“Two of us are from WV, and most of us have lived in places where heroin and opiate addiction have been notoriously destructive to the communities and individuals we love […] The companies who make Oxy, Fentanyl, etc. do not care about human dignity. When economies crumble and safety nets are torn apart, the lower class suffers greatly. We wish only the best for those who have passed on in their attempts at self-care and offer our truest love to those who continue to struggle with the stigmas and side effects that come with the use of corporate and non-corporate pharmaceuticals”.
Listen to ‘Gram’ below.