At the end of what has been a scandal-ridden, thoroughly exhausting, and emotionally overwhelming presidential campaign, it's hard to believe there's less than a month left until election day. But that doesn't mean the fight is over. Musicians are joining forces to put out one last anti-Trump rallying cry.
As reported by NPR, the San Francisco-based 30 Days, 30 Songs project is releasing one new, original anti-Trump song each morning at 9am until Election Day. Created by Noise Pop co-founder Jordan Kurland and McSweeney's founder Dave Eggers, the project feature both established and up-and-coming musicians, and each song is accompanied by a statement from the artist and a YouTube video.
Since the project began on October 10th, they've released a new Death Cab for Cutie song called "Million Dollar Loan," a song written from Trump's point of view by Aimee Mann called "Can't You Tell?," and a lyric-driven ode with a dope beat by Bhi Bahman, aptly titled "With Love from Russia."
"Trump is like a horrible car crash with a bad comb-over," says Bhi Bihman in his artist statement. "When he can't be bothered to keep up that bird's nest on his head, he wears a stupid hat that was most definitely made in China. He loves the sound of his own voice, but his breath smells like dog shit. He wants to bring all the glamour of professional wrestling to Washington. But most importantly, and seriously, Trump might be a Manchurian Candidate for Russia. A real comrade to the Kremlin."
"As artists, we are united in our desire to speak out against the ignorant, divisive, and hateful campaign of Donald Trump," the project announced on its website. "We will not be duped by Mr. Trump's rhetorical contortions, by his pandering and lies and false promises. He has shown the content of his character time and time again, and the very fact of his candidacy is a blight on the nation. His words incite hatred and celebrate inequity."
Before the first week is out, project organizers promise new songs from hip-hop trio clipping. (featuring Hamilton star and Oakland native Daveed Diggs), local favorite Thao Nguyen, and a live track from documented Trump haters R.E.M.