Singer/songwriter Aimee Mann has released a new song titled Can’t You Tell?, as part of a project called 30 Days, 30 Songs, a project releasing music from the likes of Mann, Death Cab for Cutie, R.E.M. and others leading up to Election Day next month.
Mann’s new song, Can’t You Tell?, was written from the perspective of Republican nominee Donald Trump as, Mann explained,
“I wanted to write about Trump in the first person because I think it’s more interesting to speculate on what people’s inner life might be. I had heard a theory that Trump’s interest in running for President was really kicked off at the 2011 White House Correspondent’s dinner when President Obama basically roasted him, so that’s where I started. And my own feeling was that it wasn’t really the job itself he wanted, but the thrill of running and winning, and that maybe it had all gotten out of hand and was a runaway train that he couldn’t stop.”
Stream the song below:
Mann will release a new album titled Mental Illness in the spring.
Death Cab for Cutie’s similarly Trump-centered Million Dollar Loan was the first song from 30 Days, 30 Songs premiered: