OK Go transformed Morrissey's politically charged track, “Interesting Drug” in an anti-Trump anthem and it’s everything every American wants to hear or say — minus Donald Trump's team.
The witty anti-Trump anthem was performed on “The Late Late Show With James Corden.” The song, which starts and ends with the phrase, “there are some bad people on the rise,” is directly aimed at the President of the United States Donald Trump.
In addition to this performance, the band also released a studio version and a video of their cover that is a compilation of the business mogul’s cringe-worthy moments throughout his bid for presidency.
An eagle snapping at him, the media mogul slamming at the WWE, Trump imitating a reporter with disabilities and his major Twitter outbursts were some of the highlights of the bold video.
“I was listening to Morrissey around the time of the conventions last year and when he belted ‘There are some bad people on the rise’ — that fabulous opening line of 'Interesting Drug' — I felt like he’d written it about the very moment we were living through. Now, with this bewildering, surreal inauguration looming, it seems like a good time to share those poignant lines again,” said lead OK Go singer Damian Kulash.
OK Go joined the rising anti-Trump voice and uploaded the cover on their official YouTube channel. “We recorded a cover of Morrissey’s ‘Interesting Drug’ — it seems like the right soundtrack for this moment. No matter how anxious or angry you are, try to turn your passion into something good for the world. We're in this together,” read the caption.
Watch the entire video here:
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