We’re still a couple weeks out from Sleater-Kinney’s new album, The Center Can’t Hold. It’s been a doozy of a rollout! In addition to its early singles — the title track, “Hurry On Home,” and “The Future Is Here” — there’s been some extracurricular happenings, from drummer Janet Weiss leaving the band to finding out the album was inspired by Rihanna’s “Stay” and a failed TV pilot.
Today, the band is sharing another new single from their upcoming St. Vincent-produced album: “Can I Go On.” Here’s what Carrie Brownstein said about the track in a press release:
In this song, a woman’s desire is used against her, so she turns it into a sinister infectiousness. The narrator finds herself on the brink of self-annihilation, grappling with the paradox of an internal darkness at odds with the pressure to outwardly perform modes of joy, relatability, and likability.
Listen to it below.
The Center Won’t Hold is out 8/16 via Mom+Pop.