Today is a historic day. America inaugurated the 45th President of the United States. It's a day where Donald Trump assumes office as one of the most unpopular incoming presidents in modern history, says the Associated Press.
The nation may be deeply divided as Republicans take control of the White House after eight years, but this is a time when the Flobots step in to give warm fuzzies to conflicted souls.
No, they aren't here to take over the White House (Jonny 5 in 2020?), but to bring its peaceful protest music to us, including the newly released single, "Pray" (Extended).
"That's a critical piece of technology, the song," said Jonny 5, also known as James Laurie, in an October interview with the Daily Camera. "The ability to sing songs together, to sustain yourselves in moments when you're being tested and to be able to conjure up a moral force together. As a band, we spent the last couple of years looking at that. What are the songs we would sing if push came to shove in a street protest? What are the songs we can write together? What are the songs we can research and learn?"
The track is off of the Flobots upcoming album "NOENEMIES," an album of protest songs, which will be released in the spring.
"Right now we need music that provokes and challenges us," said Flobots' Brer Rabbit in a release. "When the stakes are most high, it takes provocation for us to do the right thing. Without it we stay comfortable and silent."
Check out the lyrics to "Pray" here and hear it here ("Look, that's the name of this column," said in an omniscient Ron Howard "Arrested Development" voice.)