Music has long been a source of political power, from folk artists like Woody Guthrie to protesting alternative rock like Green Day’s American Idiot. Cayetana’s Augusta Koch and Nona’s Mimi Gallagher have been working with various artists to put together their statement, Don’t Stop Now: A Collection of Covers — and it’s finally here!
The album features musicians who were “all shocked and troubled by the outcome of this election,” as said in a prepared statement. Laura Stevenson, Jeff Rosenstock, Radiator Hospital, Lisa Prank, and more are among the artists who contributed to Don’t Stop Now. The songs on the album are all covers, including songs originally by Neil Young, Rage Against The Machine, and John Lennon — musicians known for their politically charged music.
All proceeds from the album’s sales will go to benefit the ACLU. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) works to “defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States,” as said in their mission statement.
It says on the Bandcamp page for the album: “This compilation is an expression of love, anger, hope and protest on inauguration day. Let it serve as a reminder that the fight or justice is not over, that the celebration of diversity is essential to progress, that we must work together for what is fair and good. Can’t stop. Won’t Stop. Don’t stop now.”
Listen to the album and purchase it here.