Michael Stipe teased his first ever solo song with a 40-second Instagram snippet of a track called “Future, If Future” to mark yesterday’s March for Our Lives rallies across the world. Over a frenetic electro beat, Stipe sings, “Future, if Future, this future is ours/ Stunk to high heaven lotus, nerve gas or flowers/ We’ve got the obvious, we’ve got the power/ Please don’t stare, we’re doing all we can.”
The Music Of Our Heart stands united with the Dreamers.
Only desires that whisper to the heart
The song, “The Dreamer,” examines the subject of Dreamers, those protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which was created by executive order in 2012 by the President Barack Obama. Earlier this year, the Trump administration announced it will end DACA, which affects as many as 800,000 people living in the United States, and gave Congress the mandate to pass legislation on the issue by March 5, 2018.
Written by Jackson Browne and Eugene Rodriguez. Performed by Jackson Browne, Los Cenzontles and David Hidalgo (Los Lobos).
Laurie Anderson and Kronos Quartet’s Landfall will be released on Nonesuch Records on February 16, 2018. The piece, which was inspired by Anderson’s experience of Hurricane Sandy, is the first collaboration between the iconic storyteller/musician and the groundbreaking string quartet, who perform together on the recording. Landfall juxtaposes lush electronics and strings with Anderson’s powerful descriptions of loss, from water-logged pianos to disappearing animal species to Dutch karaoke bars.
The Washington Post calls it “riveting, gorgeous.” Pre-order to download a track now and get a limited-edition print autographed by Laurie Anderson.
Guns are designed to kill and we, as non-violent human beings, are against the killing of any person or animal. The song is also about the power of love, in all its freedom of choice. A power that no gun can extinguish as love will rule always. Melt down your guns and kiss your neighbor.” – Thurston Moore
Nearly 5 million sisters and brothers marched our planet yesterday. The force of change is with us. Trust the Force and Resist.