Listen: Kim Taylor - "American Child"

In a country as starkly divided as ever, with political chatter on numbers like the 1% and the 47%, it's the ideal time for Cincinnati songwriter Kim Taylor's brutal, brilliant "American Child" to be reborn in a new "Darker Remix." Originally conceived on her excellent 2010 album Little Miracle, Taylor's ode to unsettling social despair and a family's struggle with the current economic malaise gets a punched up production remake here thanks Taylor's recent studio time with Miracle producer and multi-instrumentalist Jimi Zhivago. The sound is richer and cleaner with a solid backbeat shot thanks to the addition of drums. Taylor's vocals, described here as "a concoction of two parts whiskey, one part smoke and one part sweet strap molasses", pulled front and center in the mix. "American Child" (Darker Remix) will be included on Taylor's forthcoming January album Love's A Dog and is available now via Kim's web store.

Kim Taylor - "American Child" (Darker Remix) (from Love's A Dog)