Exclusive Download: Ana Egge's Mournful, Gorgeous 'Hole in Your Halo'

Preview a track from her new Steve Earle-produced album 'Bad Blood'

August 22, 2011 3:55 PM ET
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Click to listen to Ana Egge's 'Hole In Your Halo'

Canadian-born, Brooklyn-based singer Ana Egge was inspired to write the songs on her latest album Bad Blood while dealing with family members struggling with mental illness. "Hole in Your Halo," one of the record's best cuts, was penned after visiting a family member in jail, and her subsequent struggle to make sense of their self-destructive impulses. It's harrowing, emotionally devastating stuff, but the production by Steve Earle brings out the delicate beauty in Egge's arrangements, as well as the fragile, mournful quality of her voice. Bad Blood will be available in stores tomorrow, but you can download the track for free here.

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