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ANOHNI unveils new track "R.N.C. 2020"

03 September 2020, 16:02 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

ANOHNI has returned with new protest song "R.N.C. 2020", inspired by the Republican National Convention that took place last week.

"R.N.C. 2020" follows on from last month's covers of Bob Dylan's "It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue" and Nina Simone's "Be My Husband".

The new song is inspired by the recent Republican National Convention, and is accompanied by a lengthy statement from ANOHNI.

ANOHNI writes, "I watched the R.N.C. last week. It’s becoming harder to put into the words the dread that many of us feel. What’s really happening? Toxic levels of corruption and collusion are devouring the US. Christian extremists want to turn the country into a religious state straight out of The Handmaid’s Tale."

She goes on to explain the track's sound, "The sound of this track "R.N.C. 2020" is pretty rough. The loop is from a concert I did at a club in New York City in my early 20s. So that’s me screaming in the past… for the present. Can you visualise a different path forward? We All have to focus on this now, with everything we’ve got."

The musician is yet to follow up her 2016 LP Hopelessness.

ANOHNI's "R.N.C. 2020" track is out now.
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