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Cass McCombs has shared a new song, “Don’t (Just) Vote.” The track is a reimagined version of his 2011 cut “Don’t Vote.”
The song was produced by Sam Cohen and Joe Russo. “Don’t (Just) Vote” features a message from linguist, writer and activist Noam Chomsky. “We have to excise a malignant cancer from the body politic,” Chomsky state in the song. “But that’s just the beginning. Real politics is what you do before and after you push the lever. You have to keep your shoulder to the wheel: engagement, activism, organizing – that’s what will make the difference.” The track also features guest vocal appearances from Bob Weir and Angel Olsen.
“I was compelled to write something for the election and I thought of no better way than to troll myself, laying waste to a much-misunderstood song of mine from over a decade ago, ‘Don’t Vote’,” McCombs explains. “Most people never made it much further than the title, anyway. For this new song, ‘Don’t (Just) Vote,’ the message is clear: Vote, yes, but when you do, imagine the world you would like to see, beyond what appears on your ballot. Harness your imagination and justice becomes inevitable.”
To listen to “Don’t (Just) Vote”, click HERE.