Here’s a single from The Raveonettes‘ forthcoming album, Observator, due September 11th. Says songwriter/one half of the duo, Sune Rose Wagner, of “She Owns The Streets”:

“The real people I’d met and experiences I had over the last year in NY and Venice, CA all bled into these new songs. ‘She Owns The Streets’ for example is about a New York City street dancer. I’ve noticed her before dancing wildly on Bowery, running crazily in the street among the cabs and horrified passers-by. A friend of mine introduced me to her and we struck up a friendship. In 20 minutes I had written a song about the pleasures and pitfalls of being perceived as either a drug-crazed girl or an insane individual, simply because she dares to defy the laws of civility and conformity. Isolation can be a wonderful thing, but it doesn’t afford you this kind of inspiration.”

Stream and download “She Owns The Streets” below.

The Raveonettes – “She Owns The Streets”