Fatima Al Qadiri marks Independence Day with 'Star-Spangled' for Adult Swim's singles giveaway

Spooky synth rendtion dedicated to “American national nightmares”.

The fifth year of Adult Swim’s Singles Giveaway started last month, with veteran disco king Giorgio Moroder kicking off 16 weeks of freebies from Machinedrum, Destruction Unit and more.

This week’s track comes from Hyperdub producer and Asiatisch conceptualist Fatima Al Qadiri, who’s decided to celebrate July 4 with her own haunting, synth-driven version of America’s national anthem.

“‘Star-Spangled’ is dedicated to American national nightmares,” explains Al Qadiri. “On one hand, dark dreams of suburban serial killers and mangled hitch-hike heads. On the other, a false hope of national greatness cooked by covert agendas.”

The single is officially available tomorrow (July 4), but you can hear it now via Wired.



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