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CocoRosie Just Released a Protest Anthem in Collaboration With Anohni


“'The future is female' and a very necessary force to be reckoned with."

Freak folk duo CocoRosie are hard at work on their next album, but today released "Smoke 'Em Out" in collaboration with fellow boundary-pusher Anohni. They explained in a statement that the song's relevance in today's turbulent political climate necessitated an early release for fans.

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"Today we share a new song to inspire the weary-disappointed hearts of so many crest-fallen citizens," they told Pitchfork. "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."

Bianca and Sierra Casady, who comprise CocoRosie, have long been outstpoken activists for feminist and queer communities. They continued:

"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 unnatural disaster, we feel a call to rise, shout, and burn the house down. 'The future is female' and a very necessary force to be reckoned with."

Listen to the song, below.

In addition to the track, CocoRosie also released this poem, written by Bianca Casady:Poem_bc_1

CocoRosie via Pitchfork.

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