Bright Eyes have released a new song to benefit Planned Parenthood. ‘Miracle of Life’ is available exclusively on Bandcamp until October 28 and features contributions from previous collaborators Phoebe Bridgers on vocals, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea on bass, and Queens of the Stone Age’s Jon Theodore on drums. Take a listen below.
Conor Oberst said in a statemenet about the track: “This song should not exist in 2020 America. It is a protest song, I guess. Or maybe just a little story about what was, what still is in many parts of the world and what could be again here in this country if the GOP is successful in reshaping the Supreme Court and rolling back all of the hard fought progress made for reproductive rights in the last 50 years. Hopefully, if we all work together and vote, it will make this song sound as irrelevant and outdated as it should.”
Tomorrow (October 25), Bright Eyes will be performing at Planned Parenthood’s virtual Village of Love festival. The event will also feature appearances from Angel Olsen, Kathleen Hanna, Phoebe Bridgers, Weyes Blood, Perfume Genius, and Tenacious D. Check out the festival’s poster below.
Earlier this year, Bright Eyes returned with their new album Down in the Weeds, Where the World Once Was.