Jimmy Eat World continue their big year today with a new anti-Trump song called "My Enemy" as part of the ongoing 30 Days, 30 Songs series. It's a forward-driving, catchy piece of hard rock from these guys, and they shared a statement about their anti-Trump stance:
There are dangerous and very real consequences for using fear of “The Other” to motivate a potential electorate. While that’s nothing new in politics, what is newly alarming in context of the current presidential campaign is how seemingly effective that strategy has been for a certain candidate. That candidate used the low-hanging fruit of fearmongering to gain his initial momentum…and continues to employ variations of it to sustain his place. The only way to steel yourself against that kind of manipulation is to do the real self-work in discovering and letting go of your own fears. While that pursuit is difficult because it means fighting against your own ego, it remains worth the effort – not just for what it can do for us as individuals but even more for what it can do for our collective society. Are you willing to accept that maybe, just possibly what you feel as a threat, isn’t?
Since we last spoke there have been a handful of other songs in the anti-Trump series too. Bob Mould contributed a new live version of the 1982 Husker Du song "In A Free Land," and Mission of Burma contributed a live version of "Panic is No Option," a new song they've been playing live since 2014. There have also been contributions from clipping, Mirah, Wesley Stace, Open Mike Eagle and more.