The single is taken from the band’s forthcoming LP The Centre Won’t Hold.
Sleater-Kinney have shared the new single Can I Go On, which will be included in their next full-length The Centre Won’t Hold. Produced by St Vincent, the LP is set to arrive on 16 August via Mom+Pop. Can I Go On follows the release of previous singles, such as Hurry on Home, The Future Is Here and the album’s title track. Listen to the new single via the player above.
Band member Carrie Brownstein said on the track, “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.”
The Centre Won’t Hold will be the band’s first LP since their 2015 reunion album No Cities to Love. In January the band revealed that they were collaborating with St Vincent on the record. Recently, longtime member and drummer Janet Weiss announced her departure from the group, stating that her decision was made “after intense deliberation and with heavy sadness”.
Sleater-Kinney are gearing up for a North American tour later in the year, with performances scheduled for London, Manchester, Glasgow and Dublin in 2020.
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