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Tituss Burgess Debuts Stupidly Catchy Anti-Trump Anthem '45'

Tituss Burgess Debuts Stupidly Catchy Anti-Trump Anthem '45'

Tituss Burgess Debuts Stupidly Catchy Anti-Trump Anthem '45'

Even your conservative family members will have this stuck in their heads.

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Move aside “Peeno Noir,” Tituss Burgess has a brand new unforgettable song now!

Burgess released a music video for “45” yesterday, a musical protest against President Trump and the havoc his presidency has created in America.

The video features Burgess and fellow Broadway performer Daniel J. Watts tied to posts in a spacious loft while terrifying servants with fake, empty eyes dance like puppets nearby, ignoring the tied up men.

“Oh 45 a real nose-dive for American lives cuz he’s not really sure, oh no,” Burgess sings, with a demand in the background of: “Y’all really wanted this man? Your life is that bad? THIS?!”

It’s a lyrical and musical journey that is way more catchy than anything about President Trump should ever be, but if anyone could pull it off, we should have known it would be Tituss.

But of course, “45” is far more than just a hummable tune and a funny video.

“Our country is in a crisis,” Burgess told Billboard. “The man in power has put much of the US under a sleeping spell that is slowly transforming into apathy from the rest of us. This song is a call to wake up and realize that this state we’re in can be changed and must be changed, as we the people are the hope and future of America.”

The video release comes on the heels of yet another attack from Trump aimed at the people he is supposedly serving (in other words, a day of the week). This one was specifically racist, as he tweeted that four Congresswomen of color should go back to their countries, despite three of them being born in America.

The vitriol from the President resulted in chants of “send her back” from his supporters aimed at Representative Ilhan Omar, along with a refusal of most Republicans to denounce his hateful rhetoric, which included claims that his critics hate America.

Burgess’s song rejects Trump’s idiotic claim, calling for the majority of Americans who didn’t vote for Trump to rise up and put the country back on the path TO greatness, rather than sending us farther back into the dark ages. It's a warning, but also a message of hope. 

"I don't fear 'cause I know we're the cure," he sings. "That, I am sure."

 

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Rachel Kiley

Rachel Kiley is presumably a writer and definitely not a terminator. She can usually be found crying over queerbaiting in the Pitch Perfect franchise or on Twitter, if not both.

Rachel Kiley is presumably a writer and definitely not a terminator. She can usually be found crying over queerbaiting in the Pitch Perfect franchise or on Twitter, if not both.