For Songs #Election2020 Special!
Episode 11 · October 29th, 2020 · 50 mins 10 secs
About this Episode
The #election is here! So let’s dig into some of what I think is the best political songwriting of our day. In this episode, we feature four songs by different artists, each taking on different elements related to politics and these times we live in. We explore racial justice, social justice, and how we can create a better, more humane world. We’ve got three returning guests—Scott Miller, Yasmin Williams, and Mark Andersen—and making her first appearance is Australian-born, UK-based singer/songwriter Emily Barker. From urgent punk rock to beautiful instrumentals, and everywhere else in between, we cover it all. On this episode we feature Emily Barker’s “Machine,” the Clash’s “Three-Card Trick,” Yasmin’s brand-new “After the Storm,” and Scott Miller’s “The People Rule.” Each is distinct in its message and its sound, but they are all exemplary examples of great political songwriting.