CocoRosie have released a new protest song entitled “Smoke ‘Em Out”, featuring ANOHNI. The group have also shared a personal statement on the track and revealed that they have started to work on their follow-up to 2015’s Heartache City. Hear “Smoke ‘Em Out” above and read the statement below. Along with “Smoke ‘em Out,” the band have shared a poem, written by Bianca Casady.
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.
Bianca & Sierra Casady