Dopo 18 anni di silenzio radio, e a due dalla reunion della formazione originale, le L7 tornano a farsi sentire con un nuovo brano inedito.
“Dispatch From Mar-a-Lago” è, come è facile evincere dal titolo, una canzone che parla della distruzione del resort di proprietà dell’attuale presidente degli Stati Uniti Donald Trump. Voi la trovate di seguito alla news.
In un’intervista a Pitchfork la leader del gruppo Donita Sparks spiega la genesi del pezzo:
“We [originally] had no intention of writing anything about the president. However, we were doing these Q&As at screenings of our documentary, which premiered in New York four days after the election. People were looking at us and literally grabbing our arms, like, “Save us!”
It would almost be negligent to not make any sort of a comment on the current political situation, and our fans were just so devastated that we were like, “Fuck it. We don’t care if this is topical and, quite frankly, we’re one of the only bands that could actually fucking do it.” Because we’ve got that humor and that furiousness, and we take on politics and society.
We did discuss it, because it’s the bands that stick their necks out that get the most fucking shit, and we’ve gotten that before. “Hey, is this the first track we want to come out with? Are we sure we can handle the trolls? Are we ready to be called fat and ugly and old?” But then we were like, “Fuck, yes.” Everybody gave it a thumbs up. Making fun of your government is a tradition older than this country, and that’s what this track is.”
Il documentario di cui parla Donita è intitolato “Pretend We’re Dead“. Qui trovate tutti i dettagli del caso.