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Little Scream’s new song ‘People’ is a call to arms

Proceeds from the single will go to help ACLU and Planned Parenthood.

Following on from the release of her album ‘Cult Following’ earlier in the year, Laurel Sprengelmeyer, better known as Little Scream, has released a brand new single.

Originally written in 2013 and recorded during the sessions for ‘Cult Following’, ‘People’ features Richard Reed Parry of Arcade Fire on synths, and talks about “the burden of our age” and asks “what’s wrong with us, people!?” Good question. But Laurel thought that it was a little on the nose and in a statement said she was “embarrassed by its lack of nuance”.

So what changed her mind then? Why, the election of one Donald J. Trump, of course. She said: “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?”
She continued: “when I sing, “Come on, people!” I say it now with renewed shock, disbelief, and conviction. If by some miracle we can escape the patterns of history, we may be able to pull out of this thing with our democracy intact.”

All proceeds from the new single are going towards the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and to Planned Parenthood.

Hear ‘People’ below and find out more about Little Scream’s musical upbringing in a DIY feature.

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