In the midst of this never-ending contentious election season, Seagull president Johanna and her band Le Tigre have reunited to release their first new song in a decade: a super fun pro-Hillary Clinton track "I'm With Her".
Using their classic anthemic sound, Le Tigre's "I'm With Her" eviscerates Donald Trump, making an awesome case for a President Hillary Clinton as "a problem solver, a true rock climber, pantsuit-wearing herstorical first-timer...a listener, a negotiator, a legal scholar, Supreme Court nominator." It's Le Tigre meets 2016, which is so badly needed in this political climate right now! Understood by the band is the urgent point in history we are at: America is on the verge of electing a sociopathic and sexist fascist, who wants to ban Muslims and build a wall along our southern border, or a highly-qualified first woman president running on the most progressive platform ever! It's refreshing to hear a song that's unabashedly pro-Hillary since there is a dearth of those for a figure so complex and fascinating to many of us.
In an interview with Pitchfork, Johanna discussed part of what motivated her in writing a new Le Tigre track:
"We’re coming off of a really fractious rollercoaster of a Democratic primary that divided a lot of our extended community around Hillary vs. Sanders. I really try to counter the narrative that Hillary’s not exciting by saying that I am very excited by her, that I find her likable and inspiring. The irony always gets me: Le Tigre were touring and registering voters and talking about John Kerry on stage every night. We never got any pushback, but now, it’s not cool to support Hillary in this epic, historic battle for life as we know it? It’s ludicrous. Hillary’s doing an amazing job. Her debate performances are astounding and moving and I’m super excited about her being a leader."
We here at Seagull also get what's at stake this year and eagerly welcome Le Tigre's "I'm With Her". We are so ready for Hillary. Consider this our endorsement. Go vote!
Listen for the low-key witch cackle in "I'm With Her".
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