Over the past few years, Rookie has become a pillar of feminist discussion on the internet so it makes sense they would be the ones to create a “feminist ’We Are The World’” anthem to start off the new year. The zine recruited some of indie’s biggest stars to contribute vocals to “Go Forth, Feminist Warriors,” including Kate Nash, Tegan And Sara, Katie Crutchfield, Dee Dee Penny, and more. Carrie Brownstein even adds a “pizza freestyle” to the mix.
The anthem was written by songwriting duo Lloyd & Michael, composed of Marianna Ritchey and Gossip keyboardist Katy Davidson. “We just tried to imbue it with a real sense of triumph,” Davidson said. “Writing lyrics that are intended to be fun and uplifting and simultaneously about the struggles that all kinds of women face — it really forced us to be creative and think about feminist issues a lot.” The song largely succeeds in being really entertaining and funny while still taking the subject seriously. Listen below.
And here’s the full list of credits: “Rap verse by Psalm One. Pizza freestyle by Carrie Brownstein. Music by Lloyd & Michael. Performed by (in order of appearance) Katie Crutchfield, MNDR, Kate Nash, Kimya Dawson, Suzy X., Tavi, Katy Davidson, Marianna Ritchey, Geneviève Castrée, Thao Nguyen, Storey Littleton, Tegan and Sara, Dee Dee Penny, Ted Leo, Aimee Mann, Psalm One, and Carrie Brownstein.”