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Exclusive Download: Icebird's Groovy 'Charmed Life'

Preview a cut from the new album by RJD2 and Aaron Livingston

October 7, 2011 3:20 PM ET
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RJD2 and Aaron Livingston of Icebird.
Tim Blackwell

Click to listen to Icebird's "Charmed Life"

"Charmed Life," the new single from producer RJD2 and vocalist Aaron Livingston, was inspired by a drunken argument Livingston had with his girlfriend. "It's about struggling to maintain sanity when it seems like the world around you is falling apart," says the singer. "I've been through some difficult things, like anyone, but I've also been lucky to do some extraordinary things with extraordinary people, and be involved in some really cool stuff. I really do believe I live a charmed life, though I sometimes forget. 'Charmed Life' is about how luxurious it is to be able to sit around arguing with a pretty girl. Lots of people in this world never get a chance to do that."

Icebird's debut album The Abandoned Lullaby will hit stores on October 11th, but you can download "Charmed Life" for free here today.

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