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"There Go The Nightmericans" - Elvis Perkins [Bandcamp Lyric Video]

Jacob Grossfeld

by Jacob Grossfeld

Published December 07, 2017

 

 

Elvis Perkins has shared a politically-inclined track titled "There Go The Nightmericans." Check out the lyric video above, courtesy of the artist's Bandcamp page. 

The lilting tune is at once both soothing and derisive, with Perkins' beautiful vocals trading between melodic song and meditative spoken word. The songwriter calls out several prominent administrative figures, including President Trump, Speaker Paul Ryan, and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. Perkins elaborated on the political motivations behind the new track in a statement on his Bandcamp page

The question of what to do about the walking nightmares currently in the high seats of American power has for a year now borne heavy on my mind, too (surprise). Desperate times calling for all manner of desperate measure, here we have a Hail Mary'd wake up call to their presumably only shallowly-buried better selves, pitched from the recess of a song-spell their ears may never hear. At its center is a guided meditation for those who wish to join in expelling what nightmares may be driving Mr. Trump and his enablers.

Profits from the single will go towards the Emergent Fund, which aids the "American communities most jeopardized by the Trump Administration." Purchase a copy on Perkins' Bandcamp page

For more, check out the Elvis Perkins Zumic artist page

Elvis Perkins' "There Go The Nightmericans" Single Cover Art

 

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