Grammy-winning musician Tracy Chapman performed her song “Talkin’ ’bout a Revolution” on the eve of the 2020 election.
Chapman appeared on the Late Night with Seth Meyers on Monday night and performed the single from her 1988 eponymous debut album, where she sang about people “standing in the welfare lines… sittin’ around waiting for a promotion.”
“Don’t you know, talkin’ about a revolution,” she sang. “Poor people gonna rise up, and get their share.”
“This is the most important election of our lifetime,” Chapman wrote on Instagram yesterday in a post promoting her appearance on Late Night. “It is imperative that everyone vote to restore our democracy.”
She has been politically involved for decades, especially in feminist causes, HIV/AIDS, and the fight to end poverty. She has never come out publicly.