There have been a lot of political songs to emerge this election season, with all falling into three distinct categories: Their side, your side, and that nebulous gray area from people who are watching from the sidelines and want absolutely nothing to do with any of this bullshit.
We won’t tell you where Sarah Rabdau & Self-Employed Assassins reside, but we will present their new song, “Great Disaster”, on this monumental and contentious Election Day 2016. Rabdau tells Vanyaland that the free-wheeling piano-pop track is “inspired by the current political climate, election, etc.”
The song is available to stream via Bandcamp; listen to it below, and feast your eyes on the cover art, which depicts the scariest Halloween mask of the recent Halloween season, with a bit of blood and some David Bowie “Heroes” flair.
“There’s a pretty obvious reference in the cover art, I hope,” Rabdau adds, “and even in some of the production choices, but I’ll leave that up to [the listener] to decide.”