Song Premiere: Sam Riggs & The Night People — “Angola’s Lament”

Juli Thanki | October 31st, 2013

With all the music that’s come out this month, you might have missed Outrun the Sun, the new record from rootsy rockers Sam Riggs & The Night People. Today we’re excited to premiere one of the strongest tracks on the album, “Angola’s Lament.” Here’s what Riggs had to say about his new single:

“‘Angola’s Lament’ is a tragic love story that threads the needles of broken heartedness and rage, and laces it all up with a horrific murder scene towards the end. It’s about a prison guard who murders his wife and her lover, and never gets caught for it, but is tortured by it every day. I wanted to write a song that answered to no one and shed light on a subject we have all thought about or heard of. It’s raw and real. And it rocks. Hard.”

 

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