L7 have premiered a new song titled “Dispatch From Mar-a-Lago.” The song, which is a political track that takes on the Trump presidency, is the band’s first new music in 18 years.
Donita Sparks told Pitchfork the following:
“We [originally] had no intention of writing anything about the president. However, we were doing these Q&As at screenings of our documentary, which premiered in New York four days after the election. People were looking at us and literally grabbing our arms, like, ‘Save us!’
She also added:
“We did discuss it, because it’s the bands that stick their necks out that get the most fucking shit, and we’ve gotten that before. ‘Hey, is this the first track we want to come out with? Are we sure we can handle the trolls? Are we ready to be called fat and ugly and old?’ But then we were like, ‘Fuck, yes.’ Everybody gave it a thumbs up. Making fun of your government is a tradition older than this country, and that’s what this track is.”