Gang of Four have dropped a new track with the same kind of inflammatory properties as a match at a fireworks factory. The track is titled ‘Ivanka (Things You Can’t Have)’ and is likely to put the band in the cheeto-cross-hairs.
The track is a jolting disco-tinged jaunt across a landscape potholed and scarred by the current political perversions, concentrating on the somewhat confusing relationship between Ivanka Trump and her husb… father President Donald Trump.
The track does a good job of quoting and highlighting the ludicrousness of some of her recent interviews. With quotes including “I don’t know what it means to be complicit” and “I saw how hard daddy worked for his money/Daddy loves women and he believes in family,” as well as, “She said, ‘It’s clear to me that things would not just be given to me.’”
Andy Gill and Benhillier co-produced the track and Gill had this to say about it. “It would’ve been easy to be extremely damning about Donald Trump and of course, like everyone else, I could have called him all kinds of names. What drew me to this subject at all was the running commentary from Ivanka in the earlier stages of this administration—it was fascinating to get a kind of explanation or justification from the daughter who had already been given an official position within the White House. And frankly, a lot of it was pretty funny. But although the characters in the Trump family are interesting, it’s more the ideologies and politics which they represent and enable which need describing.”
With the new Complicit EP out Friday (April 20th), this one looks set to be an iron, jammed full-forced in to the fire.