November is nigh and you might have heard there’s an election going on this year in the U.S. We here at Folk Alley are not going to tell you how to vote, only to encourage you to vote.
To that end, there’s an excellent new song from a staff favorite, Rachel Baiman. It is a collaboration with Anthony da Costa, who plays guitar and sings on the track, aptly called “Election Night.”
“This song embodies the feeling of letting go in the face of uncertainty,” says Baiman. Indeed, the music captures that sense of abandon. You can almost see the “gold tinsel curtains and a jukebox full of locals” where Baiman sets her hopeless hopefulness.
She says that she wrote this song “about the eve of the last presidential election, when it felt like so much was at stake and yet I was completely helpless. I found solace in losing myself and dancing to my friend’s band at our local bar.”
A truer sentiment cannot soon be found: When all else fails, turn up the speakers and dance it out.
Enjoy this advance track available here on Folk Alley.