Besides the anthemic "FDT," is there any song in today's Trumpified world more powerful than "Quiet"? Like, when this is all over, and curious sociologists and erstwhile pop culture commentators begin dissecting the artifacts of this period in American life, what will speak for us?
"I won't keep quiet for anyone" battlecries the Los Angeles-based vocalist, keyboardist, and songwriter, known as Connie Lim when she's not resisting.
This is the kind of songwriting Sia and Sara Bareilles should be doing if they're not content to rest on their laurels. To be sure, it's definitely taken on a life of its own -- but it's also a great song.
Deeply personal, yet defiantly political, "Quiet" is a roar of protest's great new frontier, like what "I'm Alright" was from Black Lives Matter.