Track of the Day: 'A Good American Life'

Editor’s Note: This article previously appeared in a different format as part of The Atlantic’s Notes section, retired in 2021.

A reader recommends the title track from a new-ish album by Ed Dupas:

I don’t love country music, but this guy listens to my podcast and sent me an mp3 of this song cause he thought I might dig it. He was right. It’s got the twangy guitars and whiskey voice, but listen to the words. It’s verging on Springsteen. Plus, there’s something very poignant about a critical look at American foreign policy with a country twang.

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