Tracy Chapman sings her moving hit “Talkin’ ’bout a Revolution” on the eve of the election

Tracy Chapman on Late Night with Seth Myers
Tracy Chapman on Late Night with Seth Myers Photo: YouTube screenshot

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.”

Related: Voting deadlines, registration & what’s at stake for LGBTQ voters in 2020

“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.

Don't forget to share:

Good News is your section for queer joy! Subscribe to our newsletter to get the most positive and fun stories from the site delivered to your inbox every weekend. Send us your suggestions for uplifiting and inspiring stories.

Support vital LGBTQ+ journalism

Reader contributions help keep LGBTQ Nation free, so that queer people get the news they need, with stories that mainstream media often leaves out. Can you contribute today?

Cancel anytime · Proudly LGBTQ+ owned and operated

Some LGBTQ leftists still struggle to vote for Joe Biden

Previous article

Glenn Greenwald hates Pete Buttigieg’s politics but he’s “the most talented politician” since Obama

Next article