Brooklyn based Camp Bedford released an EP ‘So Often & So Sweet‘ back in March, and they are following that up with a new single which will be released everywhere on Friday, but we have an exclusive early-listen for ‘Our America’ today. Camp Bedford are Roxanne Quilty (they/she) (vox, guitar) Mariela Flor Olivo (she/her) (vox, lead rhythmic guitar) and Tallen Gabriel (they/them) (cello), and ‘Our America‘ was produced and engineered by Julian Giaimo, and mastered by Daniel Cardinal.
Camp Bedford told Americana UK that “Our America is a national anthem for a country in peril. It’s easy to find ourselves in a cycle of existential dread amidst near-constant news of gun violence, attacks on queer rights, police brutality, and climate crises fueled by corporate greed. ‘Our America’ is a call to the listener to stand together against the hatred and fear that our nation is built upon. It’s a plea to maintain hope in community and each other, to remember that we keep each other safe. Most of all, ‘Our America’ imagines our ability to build a nation that truly uplifts and protects all of its inhabitants. We are releasing the track on the last day of Pride month, in time to give folks a message of togetherness and hope on July 4.”