Flobots, the local alternative hip-hop group, released a new single this morning ahead of President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration.
The track comes from NOENEMIES, the band’s new album of protest songs. They note that it was written and recorded early in 2016, prior to the presidential campaign but during the primaries.
The group describes it as “a call to action to address head on the toxic legacy of racism and division in the United States.” The song samples an Alan Lomax recording of a traditional Southern choral interpretation of the song “Antioch.”
Flobots will host a Facebook Live question-and-answer session about the song and its themes on Jan. 30 at 7 p.m.