Glastonbury’s 2016 Emerging Talent winners, She Drew The Gun have released a remix of their breakthrough single ‘Poem’ to coincide with the general election.
The half sung, half spoken protest song featured on their 2016 debut album, Memories of the Future, and has been remixed by The Lynchmob v The Gun, aka Primal Scream’s Brendan Lynch and Andrew Innes.
Originally featuring a single acoustic guitar, the 2017 remix has had an electronic overhaul with piano and percussion sections added to offer extra dimension without diverting attention from the poignant and poetic lyrics of singer songwriter Louisa Roach.
Roach’s rallying cry of a hook of “give me something to believe in” is the stuff that political public relation teams dream of – a slogan that you could imagine emblazoned on bill boards and campaign buses across the country, come next general election.
In the current climate, this powerful offering really could become an anthem for a newly empowered and politicised youth.
She Drew the Gun are set for a busy summer, returning to Glastonbury Festival as well as appearances at various other festivals:
22 June – Glastonbury, Crow’s Nest
24 June – Glastonbury, Billy Bragg Radical Round Up
25 June – Glastonbury, The Park Stage
1 July – Kelburn Garden Party
14 July – Oddstock Festival
16 July – Citadel Festival
22 July – Deer Shed Festival
23 July – Liverpool International Music Festival
28 July – Cambridge Folk Festival
29 July – Kendall Calling
5 Aug – Wilderness Festival
11 Aug – Boardmasters Festival
9 Sept – On Blackheath Festival
16 Sept – Confessional Festival