Alt-pop outfit CocoRosie have collaborated with now BRIT-nominated ANOHNI to record a new protest song designed to “inspire the weary-disappointed hearts of so many crest-fallen citizens.” ‘Smoke ‘Em Out’ comes in advance of the inauguration of Donald Trump on Friday and the Women’s March in Washington, it’s a future-feminist anthem filled with surprisingly upbeat rhythms, plucked strings, synth sweeps and ANOHNI singing the hook.
CocoRosie shared a statement alongside the song: “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. “The future is female.” Listen below.