Georgia-bred songwriter and producer Butch Walker is perhaps best known for his work with the likes of Pink, Weezer, and Avril Lavigne—as well as a recent cheeky cover of the Taylor Swift smash "You Belong With Me," wildly approved by T-Swiff herself.

Now the onetime Marvelous 3 frontman's seventh full-length, I Liked It Better When You Had No Heart, is due February 23; lead track "Trash Day," he tells EW, is about "Society in America [being] based on things like success, self-importance, and maintaining it without ever going soft or complacent. Seeing it happen a little bit with myself and people all around me, I feel like it's hard to avoid."

"But," he continues, "we all have trash and we all have to get rid of it, no matter who you are." Or recycle it, Butch! That's what the blue bins are for! Anyway, stream the rollicking, country-tinged "Trash Day" below, and see if you agree:

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