Listen to the New Billy Bragg Single “Why We Build the Wall”

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The Anaïs Mitchell song “Why We Build the Wall”, despite being part of her 2010 ancient greek folk-opera Hadestown has turned out to be surprisingly prescient in today’s global political climate.

So it’s probably no surprise that social activist and folk singer Billy Bragg has chosen to cover “Why We Build the Wall”, taking it out of its operatic context and turning it into something more. The cover has a brand new lyric video – take a listen below:

1 Comment

  1. September 15, 2017 at 14:00

    […] – Billy Bragg covered Anaïs Mitchell’s track “Why We Build The Wall”, slotting it very well into today’s political climate. Details here […]


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