In wake of the turbulent events in Charlottesville this past weekend, Wilco have released a new song called "All Lives, You Say?" which questions the controversial counter-slogan to the Black Lives Matter movement. Listen above, via BandCamp.
Frontman Jeff Tweedy describes white nationalists in anatomical terms, singing, "Your skin is so thin, your heart has escaped ... This is the last dying gasp of a deadly lung." The tune is slow and mournful, with intimate vocals, warm acoustic guitar, and a twangy electric guitar break in between verses.
Tweedy provided a brief statement on Wilco's BandCamp, saying, "My dad was named after a Civil War general, and he voted for Barack Obama twice. He used to say 'If you know better, you can do better.' America - we know better. We can do better."
All proceeds from "All Lives, You Say?" will be donated to the Southern Poverty Law Center in honor of Tweedy's father, Robert L. Tweedy, who passed away earlier this month. The song is available for download with a contribution of $1 or more.
For more, check out Wilco's Zumic artist page.