Nebraska native Shannon LaBrie is sharing her latest track, “It’s Political,” off of her sophomore album, War & Peace, out April 1.
With instrumentals that sound like they could have come straight from Jenny Lewis’ The Voyager, “It’s Political” is a song about despair and loss of faith in government.
“Politicians today make President Lincoln look like a fairy tale,” said LaBrie. “These days it’s all power and manipulation. Meanwhile, I’m out here starving for the truth! It’s the weakness in me that wants to give up and bury my hope of ever having an honest president who stands for what’s right. I see glimpses of hope but, in the end, once the elected steps foot in the White House, they close the door on us. They are after a pot of gold, and in the end, we have to pay for their greed. I guess I’m just another millennial longing for the voice of Honest Abe.”
Listen to the exclusive premiere of “It’s Political” above.