Kevin Abstract – “Miserable America”

blame it on Patrick Glynn November 4, 2016

Kevin Abstract’s American Boyfriend: A Suburban Love Story has close to no sonic aim, and I’m enjoying it all.

The Brockhampton artist followed “Echo” and “Empty” this week with “Yellow,” which he says was heavily influenced by Vanessa Carlton’s “A Thousand Miles” and the soft pop-rock of the early 2000s.

His newest song, “Miserable America,” pushes more toward a modern sound, with influences of rock, punk and gospel all wrapped into one. He vents about how shitty living in America can be, having a homophobic mom when he’s gay and a racist best friend when he’s black. But it gets a little easier when you don’t care, love someone, listen to Young Thug and realize there are more people like you in the country than you think.

Pre-order American Boyfriend on iTunes, and press play on “Miserable America” below.