It’s been five long years since folk-pop icon, Tracy Chapman last appeared live on TV, but it seems the recent US election was just the reason she needed to dig out her guitar for a show-stopping performance of “Talkin’ ‘Bout A Revolution.”
The track comes from her incredible self-titled debut album, best-known for the smash single, “Fast Car.” Renowned for her politically and socially active lyrics, the album made protest songs relevant to Reagan-era audiences when it was first released in 1988. For her pre-election, 2020 delivery of “Talkin’ ‘Bout A Revolution” on Late Night With Seth Meyers, Chapman continued the tradition and included a message urging Americans to vote at the end of her performance.
“This is the most important election of our lifetime. It is imperative that everyone vote to restore our democracy,” Chapman said in a statement.
Tracy Chapman | “Talkin' 'Bout A Revolution” [Late Night With Seth Meyers]
Speaking about her appearance on his show, Seth Meyers said, “I’ve always thought Tracy Chapman’s music skips your ears and goes straight to your heart. I’m so honored and excited to have her on the show. She’s living proof you can be a great artist while also speaking out for what you believe in.”
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