Last month, My Morning Jacket’s Jim James shared “Same Old Lie,” a political protest song from his upcoming sophomore solo album, Eternally Even. Today, it gets a video as a part of the new 30 Days, 30 Songs project, a song-a-day website featuring artists for a Trump-free America. (So far, Death Cab For Cutie, Aimee Man, and Bhi Bhiman have contributed songs.) Here’s James’ statement that comes with the video:
The fact that the United States is even remotely considering the idea of a Donald Trump presidency is so very, very disturbing. How has this bully who capitalizes on the destruction of humanity somehow been given a free pass? We need to be working for peace, love, and equality. We need to find new and better ways to take care of each other, to make this nation a place where all feel safe and welcome, regardless of race, sex, or creed. We can’t be ruled by the fear and hatred that Trump continues to push down our throats. Let’s sing our songs and cast our votes and work together to help make this country the center of peace and love that we all know it can be.
Eternally Even is out 11/4 via ATO/Capitol Records.