Dan Mangan Takes on Trump with "There's a Tumor in the White House"
Listen to the Vancouver songwriter's new protest song
Published Oct 27, 2020With the American election coming up, some Canadian musicians are wading into the fray. That includes Vancouver's Dan Mangan, who just released a new protest song called "There's a Tumor in the White House."
The song brings Mangan back to his guitar-and-vocals folk roots, albeit with a timely political twist. It never directly names Trump, but with its allusions to fascism and police brutality, it's very clear exactly who he's singing about.
The songwriter said in a statement, "We've got this bully in the highest seat using the lowest form of mudslinging and name-calling and unfortunately it just seems to keep working for him. The poor man's rich man. The weak man's strong man. I just wanted to call a spade a spade — bootlickers, chokeholders, chest-puffers… Is it ironic? I don't know. Is it a joke? I worry that it isn't."
Check out a lyric video for the song below.