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The Civil Wars on Monday unleashed an emotional new track, "Dust to Dust." The ballad, as NPR points out, aches with resignation. Given the context lately of John Paul White and Joy Williams' broken relationship, the song's lyrics are that much more powerful.

"Dust to Dust" is off the duo's forthcoming self-titled album, which arrives on Aug. 6.

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Listen to the new track here via All Songs Considered.