Anti-Flag’s New Song ‘Hate Conquers All’ Takes Aim at Trump, 13th Album Announced
Political punks Anti-Flag are keeping their foot on the gas with yet another new record, 20/20 Vision, on the way. It won't be out until next year, but you can get a sample of what's on deck with the video for the new song "Hate Conquers All."
The title, of course, isn't an endorsement, but instead takes aim at the current political landscape which has divided the world's citizens, pitting people against one another. While the chaos is worldwide, Anti-Flag's focus is on the Trump administration, even sampling a soundbite where the President called for protestors to be beaten.
Vocalist and bassist Chris #2 had a lot to say about the song and it's message. He stated the following:
Love Trumps Hate. On the surface, this well packaged, well meaning sentiment does what it needs to... In the face of so much fear, inequality and despair, it provides hope. Hope that the path that we’re on isn’t an endless one, but one that can be defeated. And honestly I believe in the premise. That if you put love and positivity out into the universe it does combat negativity and it does come back or return, not always to us directly, but to someone. But the policies of Donald Trump and his administration are not just hateful. They’re racist, islamaphobic, homophobic, transphobic, and bigoted. It is a false equivalency. The language exists for a reason. Our focus should not only be on their hatred, but their outward and unabashed fascism. We shouldn’t just try to kill these things with love and kindness. We should be in the streets daily, demanding an end to racial, social, and economic injustice. The video for 'Hate Conquers All' is a visual experience of what a continuation of Trump policy and rhetoric holds. Climate devastation, racist/xenophobic immigration law and endless conflicts of interest serving his businesses and their partners. Watch the empire fall. Watch the nation dissolve. With our backs against the wall.
20/20 Vision, the 13th full length from Anti-Flag, is set for a Jan. 17 release on Spinfearm Records. Pre-order here and watch the video for "Hate Conquers All" below and view the album artwork further down the page.
Anti-Flag, "Hate Conquers All" Music Video
Anti-Flag, 20/20 Vision Album Art
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