Cass McCombs has shared a reworked version of his song ‘Don’t Vote’, from his 2009 album Catacombs. Released a week away from the US Election Day, it’s called ‘Don’t (Just) Vote’ and it features contributions from Angel Olsen, Bob Weir, and Noam Chomsky. Check it out below.
“I was compelled to write something for the election and I thought of no better way than to troll myself, laying waste to a much-misunderstood song of mine from over a decade ago, ‘Don’t Vote,’” McCombs said in a statement. “Most people never made it much further than the title, anyway. For this new song, ‘Don’t (Just) Vote,’ the message is clear: Vote, yes, but when you do, imagine the world you would like to see, beyond what appears on your ballot. Harness your imagination and justice becomes inevitable.”
McCombs will donate all royalties after costs to Elevate Oakland, which supports music education in and around Oakland.