Mac McCaughan – “Happy New Year (Prince Can’t Die Again)”
Superchunk’s Mac McCaughan has shared a sorta funny but mostly overwhelmingly bleak new song called “Happy New Year (Prince Can’t Die Again)” that reflects on the horrible year we’ve just had. It was written and recorded on Christmas Eve “in a moment of trying to look at any possible bright side of the coming new year after the disaster that was this one,” per the song’s Bandcamp page. “Next year might be better, but I don’t see any proof,” he sings at one point, and that certainly feels like an appropriate sentiment as we head into 2017. Listen below.