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Arcade Fire brings single at the swearing-Trump: ‘I Give You Power’

Arcade Fire has less than 24 hours before the swearing-in of Donald Trump, a new single released: “I Give You Power’. The song is a collaboration with gospel – and blues Mavis Staples. The proceeds will go to human rights organisation ACLU.

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Very much there is not officially disclosed. After rumors were on an anti-Trump-single by Arcade Fire, there was indeed a single, but not explicitly anti-Trump, but rather a message to all elected officials. ‘I Give You Power’ is the name of the song, and that sentence is later linked to: ‘I Can Take it Away’.

Mavis Staples, 77, was a member of the Staples Singers, and was one of the voices of the civil rights movement from the 60s, in collaboration with Bob Dylan.

Hear @arcadefire’s new song with @mavisstaples, “I Give You Power.” https://t.co/MXaixZVEj0 pic.twitter.com/nxdstcjWIV

— nprmusic (@nprmusic) January 19, 2017

It’s never been more important that we stick together & take care of each other.
Love, Mavis Staples and Arcade Firehttps://t.co/4pz2rgNjYi

— Arcade Fire (@arcadefire) December 19, 2017

‘I Give You Power’ is only via Tidal spread, and it is unclear whether it is on an upcoming album of the band. The proceeds go to the ACLU, the most well-known human rights organization in the US. The ACLU is among more ready to expulsions of sans-papiers under the Trump for the courts to fight.

Arcade Fire does this summer, a few festivals, including Rock Werchter.

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