Grammy-nominated musician Linda Chorney knows a little bit about what it’s like being an underdog and dealing with naysayers. Back when she was nominated for an Americana Album of the Year Grammy in 2012, the relatively unknown artist faced a backlash from the Americana establishment, with some saying she didn’t deserve her nomination. She may not have won the Grammy, but she’s still making music and living her dream, proving the naysayers wrong.
And she is definitely feeling the “Bern.” Her video for the song “For the People” features a very familiar face in the media these days —Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. Yes, you may consider that an official endorsement.
While the song wasn’t written expressly for Sanders, it gained a whole new relevance in this election, which wasn’t lost on Chorney.
“The original lyric had us ‘dumbing down, screwing up all around 2014,’ when the song was written. I recorded in 2015, and changed the year in the lyrics, as unfortunately not only has the dumbing down not decreased, it has increased. Proof? Trump is ahead. (And the clowns are following him in the car.)”