The Artist: Portland indie rock band Sean Flinn & The Royal We
The Song: “Maps,” a riffy track from their upcoming album The Lost Weekend, out July 15
Fun Fact: In addition to heading his own group, Sean Flinn has also been a member of Jolie Holland’s touring band.
Songwriter Says: “Maps is about the collapse of the housing market, the displacement of thousand of Americans and the broken American dream. I have friends and family that lost their homes or are sitting on underwater mortgages. I remember when I was very young my parents lost their home and we had to move across the country to live with my aunt. I can personally empathize with that loss.”