Little Scream has released a new song called “People,” with all proceeds from its release being donated to the American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood. Listen to it below. “People” was originally recorded by Laurel Sprengelmeyer during sessions for Little Scream’s most recent album, Cult Following. Richard Reed Parry of Arcade Fire plays synth and Mark Wheaton plays drums on the song.
“People” was originally recorded by Laurel Sprengelmeyer during sessions for Little Scream’s most recent album, Cult Following. In a statement, Sprengelmeyer said that the song was originally written in 2013 and then shelved because she “felt embarrassed by its lack of nuance.” But her feelings changed after the election:
When simplistic rhetoric and misleading sloganeering helped award a sociopathic demagogue the highest office in my home country, I heard a collective sigh of exasperation, and it resembled something like, “Come on, people!!!” What more could we say?
In the past few weeks, artists like Foxing, the World Is a Beautiful Place…, and David Cross have also announced they are donating sales from albums and songs to the ACLU. See more examples of artists giving back here.
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