Artists Combine For '30 Days, 30 Songs' Anti-Trump Playlist
October 10, 2016 at 3:16 PM (PT)
A consortium of artists have launched "30 Days, 30 Songs," an independent project in support of defeating Republican presidential nominee DONALD TRUMP. Created by writer DAVE EGGERS and the team that created "90 Days, 90 Reasons, 30 Days," "30 Songs" is a daily, evolving playlist that will feature a mix of new material and unheard tracks by independent musical voices, all of whom want a TRUMP-free AMERICA.
Beginning today, "30 Days, 30 Songs" will release one track per day until Election Day. The collection’s first week will feature original compositions by DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE, JIM JAMES, AIMEE MANN, THAO NGUYEN, CLIPPING., and BHI BHIMAN. The week also includes a never-before-released live song by R.E.M.
The project kicks off with "Million Dollar Loan," an original DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE song accompanied by a lyric video directed by SIMIAN DESIGN. Explains DCfC frontman BEN GIBBARD, “Lyrically, ‘Million Dollar Loan’ deals with a particularly tone deaf moment in DONALD TRUMP's ascent to the Republican nomination. While campaigning in NEW HAMPSHIRE last year, he attempted to cast himself as a self-made man by claiming he built his fortune with just a ‘small loan of a million dollars’ from his father. Not only has this statement been proven to be wildly untrue, he was so flippant about it. It truly disgusted me. DONALD TRUMP has repeatedly demonstrated that he is unworthy of the honor and responsibility of being President of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, and in no way, shape or form represents what this country truly stands for. He is beneath us.”
Many more songs -- a grand total of 30, to be exact -- are set for release over the next few weeks. Each song will go up at 9a (PT) daily on 30days30songs.com. All proceeds generated by "30 Days, 30 Songs" will be donated to the CENTER FOR POPULAR DEMOCRACY (CPD) and their efforts to achieve universal voter registration for all Americans.