The Strokes have shared a snippet of a new song called ‘Starting Again’ in an ad for NYC mayoral candidate Maya Wiley. The band have been vocal about their support for Wiley, performing a benefit livestream in May as well as a full band show for Wiley in June. Julian Casablancas co-wrote ‘Starting Again’ with Gregg Alexander of New Radicals, who reunited after 22 years for Joe Biden’s inauguration. Alexander also co-produced the song with David Kahne. Check it out below.
Casablancas and Alexander said in a joint statement: “In an era of voter suppression and mega donors dismantling democracy, it’s crucial to remember New York City is too important to risk handing the reins of America’s most diverse metropolis to the same kind of party machine that’s controlled NY’s governance for most of the 20th century… one of Brooklyn clubhouse politics, big real-estate money, and mutual back-scratching. It is time we elect Maya as the city’s first woman mayor to make things better for ALL of our futures.”