Thy Art Is Murder’s new song ‘Make America Hate Again’ is really about making America think again. Guitarist Andrew Marsh identifies that the country is polarized and the song is a wake up call.
“Whilst we collectively identify as a left leaning band, this song was not written to attack those who sit on the right side of the political sphere, but as a commentary on the tactics employed by both campaigns in the most recent US presidential election. These crusades of social warfare would surely succeed in one result regardless of the victor, making people hate one another,” says guitarist Andrew Marsh.
“The blood lust of the political spectator, armed with Fox, CNN and an iPhone, was satiated with aggressive slander filled debate and fake radicalized propaganda masquerading as news, where both sides of the field rallied to provoke. Identity politics spread like the wildfires of California, smoking out people of all creeds to be branded red or blue.
“Those on the regressive left may indeed have as much to answer for as their far right opponents for creating a heaving divide in the space of public discourse, and a sustaining sense of animosity among communities around America and abroad.
“Polarizing leaders like Trump are, in part, a result of who we have become. Disconnected.”
Thy Art is Murder dates
July 11, Brisbane, The Zoo
July 12, Sydney, Crowbar
July 13, Melbourne, The Corner