This morning, art-poppers CocoRosie have joined forces with ANOHNI, another boundary-blurring artist with roots in the mid-’00s freak-folk explosion, on a new protest anthem. In a statement, CocoRosie call their new track “Smoke ‘Em Out” “a new song to inspire the weary-disappointed hearts of so many crest-fallen citizens.” And while they’re working on a new album right now, “Smoke ‘Em Out” felt too topical to wait. On the track, CocoRosie rap in Biblical terms about a global feminist struggle while ANOHNI sings a weirdly catchy hook. Below, listen to the song and read CocoRosie’s statement, via Pitchfork.
And here’s the statement from CocoRosie:
Today we share a new song to inspire the weary-disappointed hearts of so many crest-fallen citizens. We just started working on a new album, but “Smoke ‘em Out” begged to be turned loose on the world now, as a means of participation during these turbulent yet invigorating times. Joined on guest vocals by our fellow Future Feminist ANOHNI, “Smoke ‘em Out” welcomes the new character who will be occupying the White House with a mob of women and children armed with forks and knives. In the wake of this unnatural disaster, we feel a call to rise, shout, and burn the house down. “The future is female” and a very necessary force to be reckoned with.
peace, Bianca & Sierra Casady
You have to admit: “Piss miss heart land” is a pretty prescient lyric.