Skating Polly Take on Trump With Lee Hazlewood Cover
Skating Polly returned earlier this year with their fourth album, The Big Fit. Today, they've unveiled a cover of Lee Hazlewood's anti-nuclear-anthem-turned-all-purpose-protest-song, "Morning Dew." The Oklahoma duo's decision to take on the song was catalyzed by the results of the recent presidential election, according to a press release.
['Morning Dew'] was originally written as an Anti-Nuclear War song, but each artist who's covered it has made it personal to what was happening around them, so it eventually just became a protest song. The fact that we elected Donald Trump is horrifying to us, and we're not sure there's ever been a better time to protest.
Protest comprises a central theme of the song's accompanying video, as well. Directed by Sofia Due Rosenzweig, the clip splices scenes of Kelli Mayo and Peyton Bighorse causing PG-rated mayhem in the streets with footage from one of the numerous Donald Trump protest rallies currently raging across the country. Check it out below.
Skating Polly's The Big Fit LP is out now via Chap Stereo. Pick it up here.
Here's the original:
SKATING POLLY on TOUR
Nov. 27 — Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile ^
Dec. 2 — Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom ^
Dec. 4 — Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades ^
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