CocoRosie and ANOHNI Stand Up for Women with "Smoke 'Em Out"
Published Jan 17, 2017CocoRosie came back with Heartache City in 2015 and are currently starting work on the follow-up, but they've taken a slight detour to lend their support to women in song form.
The new offering is titled "Smoke 'Em Out," and it hears the duo enlisting the help of none other than ANOHNI. The politically charged anthem makes reference to "burning down the house," and it's hardly a surprise to learn that the house in question is the one about to be occupied by president-elect Donald Trump.
Bianca and Sierra Casady of CocoRosie issued a statement about the new track. It reads:
Today, we share a new song to inspire the weary-disappointed hearts of so many crest-fallen citizens. We just started working on a new album, but "Smoke 'em Out" begged to be turned loose on the world now, as a means of participation during these turbulent yet invigorating times. Joined on guest vocals by our fellow Future Feminist ANOHNI, "Smoke 'em Out" welcomes the new character who will be occupying the White House with a mob of women and children armed with forks and knives. In the wake of this un-natural disaster, we feel a call to rise, shout, and burn the house down. Included is a poem we have written as a kind of channeling which digs deeper into the subtext of the lyrics exploring the unending end of time ambiance and the idea that "the future is female" and a very necessary force to be reckoned with.
It's certainly a fitting anthem for the upcoming Women's March on Washington (and its worldwide "sister marches") that the collaborators have endorsed. Listen to "Smoke 'Em Out" below.