Heart’s Ann Wilson Releases Solo Single “The Revolution Starts Now”
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Heart’s Ann Wilson has just released a new single ahead of the 2020 Presidential Election. It’s her cover version of Steve Earle’s “The Revolution Starts Now.”
She was supposed to embark on a tour this year but her schedule has been affected by the ongoing pandemic. While she mostly spent the lockdown in her Florida home, she recently rented a tour bus and went on a road trip with her husband. After which, she recorded this song.
She told Rolling Stone, “Things are just building and have been building for a long time for this sort of fever pitch before the election, and I have never seen a time when people have been so divided. Even with the pandemic, which could have been a real unifier, it seems like there’s the lowest common denominator in human nature at play, where everyone’s just all split up and divided and hating each other. So this song talks about thinking higher.”
She added, “I think it’s a message that it is really good for people to hear right now. It’s a third message — it’s not Trump, it’s not Biden, it’s something else. It’s us.”
Wilson also said in a separate statement, “This is my first release since my 2018 solo album release, Immortal. ‘The Revolution Starts Now’ is a powerful, uplifting anthem of unity. It’s an incitement to think higher than polarization and derision. We need that now. I used to love this song in a ‘fun’ way. Nowadays, I take it much more seriously and urgently.”
Check it out below.