As the world grapples with a new U.S. president bent on stripping away American freedoms, we’re at least getting some damn good protests songs out of it.
On Tuesday, musician Lily Allen released a haunting cover of Rufus Wainwright’s already somber song, “Going To A Town.” The song, first released in 2007, seems more lyrically relevant than ever.
“I’m going to a town that has already been burnt down / I’m going to a place that has already been disgraced,” Allen croons in a video that shows the singer performing at the Women’s March in London. “I’m gonna see some folks who have already been let down / I’m so tired of America.”
Artists across the musical spectrum have made their opposition to Trump clear. After a six-year hiatus, the Gorillaz introduced an anti-Trump song last week called “Halleujah Money.” And Father John Misty’s new song, “Pure Comedy,” mourns the state of the world in a video that prominently features Trump.