Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig performed at a rally for Bernie Sanders in Iowa last weekend and later spoke to CNN on behalf of the candidate. Now, in the wake of Sanders’ strong showing in yesterday’s Iowa Caucus, Koenig has posted an Instagram update urging swing voters to feel the Bern. Check out Koenig’s message below.
Shoutout to my favorite singer: Bernie Sanders. He came from 50 points behind to tie Hillary Clinton in Iowa. Disagree with him all you want but don’t believe the “unelectable” hype. They say elections are decided by independents in swing states. Imagine you’re an independent voter alienated by both parties – which major candidate has more potential to speak to you than Bernie? He is the only candidate who comes from outside the two-party system. He can win. 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼 Extra respect to the 84% of young ppl in Iowa who voted for Bernie. Let’s hope you get to spend your adult life in a world with leaders who support your values.
Campaigning for causes you believe in is good and right, but hopefully Koenig finds some time to keep working on a new Vampire Weekend album.