The accompanying video features Cooper singing the song projected against the decrepit and abandoned buildings of the city.
Fans will be able to download the track for free for the next 24 hours from Cooper’s website.
“The single ‘Social Debris’ is a gift to Detroit, to my fans and to myself,” Cooper said in a statement. “The track was written by the original Alice Cooper band. We never thought that we would ever fit in; the Alice Cooper band didn’t fit in with anybody, because we were doing things that no other band did. We didn’t fit in with the folk scene, we didn’t fit in with the metal scene, we really didn’t fit in with anything that was going on at that time. We just always felt like we were outsiders.”
He continued: “We felt like we were social debris, we were in our own little world. So ‘Social Debris’ was just the original band writing a song about us, essentially. And it came out sounding like it belonged [in] 1971. That’s just the original band — you can’t change that. It’s great.”
Watch the video below.
Alice Cooper’s new album, Detroit Stories, comes out February 26th. Pick up a copy here.