Vee had this musical idea that was punky and abrasive. I liked the energy of it and wanted to create a kind of “Nirvana” vibe with it. It morphed into something else by the time both my input and Vee's punk desires were mixed together.
We sat with this song for a while. It's challenging to be political and not come off in an undesired way or a way that alienates people and turns them off to what you have to say. I think we got the balance right. Global politics is generally a mess. The fact that America currently has Trump and Clinton as their proposed leaders just highlights that! They're both terrible candidates for president in my humble opinion but Trump is a complete disaster! A return to medieval times.
The recording was all live including the vocals. We recorded it at Studio 1 of East West Studios. We had to record extra guitars at Pacifique studios afterwards. I think it sounds cool. It’s kind of fairly hard hitting, anti-establishment punk rock. It evokes anger, energy, discontentment, rage, freedom of speech. I'd love to know what Tom Morello makes of it. ~ Brad Kohn, co-writer/ co-producer/ vocalist
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