On monday the beloved alternative rock band from Seattle, Washington released a new song and music video titled “Million Dollar Loan” a direct jab at the republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump, and the way he advertises himself as a “self made man” but fails to mention the part where he received a million dollar loan from his rich father…
The video is directed by Simian Design. The song is the first in a 30 song series created by death cab manager Jordan kurland and author Dave Egger, the series will consist of 30 songs by 30 different artists each day until election.
Heres what Ben Gibbard had to say about “Million Dollar Loan”
“Lyrically, ‘Million Dollar Loan’ deals with a particularly tone deaf moment in Donald Trump’s ascent to the Republican nomination. While campaigning in New Hampshire last year, he attempted to cast himself as a self-made man by claiming he built his fortune with just a ‘small loan of a million dollars’ from his father. Not only has this statement been proven to be wildly untrue, he was so flippant about it. It truly disgusted me. Donald Trump has repeatedly demonstrated that he is unworthy of the honor and responsibility of being President of the United States of America, and in no way, shape or form represents what this country truly stands for. He is beneath us.”