~~June 27, 2020~~
The Chicks (with their new name) are trying to express, through their music, the angst that we are collectively experiencing.
Take a look at their new single – official video!
Quite apropos to the current reality!!
If the song is not a powerful enough statement, they dropped it in tandem with the word “Dixie” from their household band name. On Thursday, their website and social handles were changed to “The Chicks,” telling the world, “We want to meet this moment.”
The female country-trio – Natalie Maines, Emily Strayer, and Martie Maguire – have garnered a reputation that splits down party lines. They left the world with a warning piece in their 2006 album.
After being cast out from the country music industry, they were still “Not Ready To Make Nice.” After years of whispers and pop-up features, The Chicks shared the anthemic title-track to their long-anticipated record, Gaslighter, in March. Though the subject of their wrath was Maines’ ex-husband, the delivery was politically-charged, drawing militant comparisons, similar to “March March.”
The video opens with a quote: “If your voice held no power, they wouldn’t try to silence you.” A montage of footage follows, exhibiting Americans demonstrating their first amendment rights to protest peacefully.
It begins with footage from the Black Lives Matter movement and the fury following the murder of George Floyd by the Minneapolis Police Department. From Times Square to Pennsylvania Avenue, thousands of Americans of all ages and races gathered, demanding justice in the wake of unimaginable racially-charged police brutality. Trump’s response with police and military force has been criticized as inhibiting this constitutional right.
The Chicks wrote “March March” with Dan Wilson, Jack Antonoff, Ross Golan, and Ian Kirkpatrick. The video reels through various political topics, but the urgency remains. “Tell the ol’ boys in the white bread lobby, What they can and can’t do with their bodies,” they harmonize in condemnation of abortion legislation continuously led by unaffected parties.
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~~Published June 25, 2020~~
“If your voice held no power, they wouldn’t try to silence you.” – unknown.
Use your VOICE. Use your VOTE.
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