Legendary vocalist Ann Wilson has released her first new music in two years. The Heart singer shared a cover of “The Revolution Starts Now,” originally recorded by Steve Earle (it appeared on his 2004 album of the same name).
“This is my first release since my 2018 solo album release, Immortal,” said Wilson via press release. “‘The Revolution Starts’ Now is a powerful, uplifting anthem of unity. It’s an incitement to think higher than polarization and derision. We need that now. I used to love this song in a ‘fun’ way. Nowadays, I take it much more seriously and urgently.”
“Things are just building and have been building for a long time for this sort of fever pitch before the election, and I have never seen a time when people have been so divided,” Wilson said in a new interview with Rolling Stone. “Even with the pandemic, which could have been a real unifier, it seems like there’s the lowest common denominator in human nature at play, where everyone’s just all split up and divided and hating each other. So this song talks about thinking higher.”
According to a press release, “the single artwork for Ann’s ‘The Revolution Starts Now’ was designed by American street artist and activist Shepard Fairey, who first emerged with his ‘Andre The Giant Has A Posse’ sticker campaign before becoming widely known during the 2008 U.S. presidential election for his Barack Obama ‘Hope’ poster.”
Listen to the new song and view the artwork below!