Off the back of the results of the US election earlier this week, Missouri based alternative rockers Foxing have just unveiled a full stream of their cover of British singer/songwriter Dido‘s 2003 single, ‘White Flag’. They also accompanied this with a message, addressing the US election results and their recent traffic accident.
You can stream the song and read the accompanying message made by the band below:
“It’s been a hard week for us personally. It’s been a hard day for our country. It’s almost impossible to fully address what happened last night. Honestly, right now everything said would be reactionary and perhaps not in good taste. For now we’ll bite off what we can chew.
As most of you probably know by now, a week ago we were in a pretty rough van accident. The amount of love sent our way helped keep our heads up as we were forced to pick up the pieces and try to continue the tour. In the days following the crash a flood of people contacted us asking what they could do to help.
So we pulled ourselves together and made a cover version of Dido’s ‘White Flag’. In the past 24 hours this song has taken new meaning in our hearts. On the surface it is a pop song about love and yada yada, but right now, for us, ‘White Flag’ is about refusing to give up; it’s about overcoming and fighting until the last breath. It is a song about hope. Initially all of the money was going to solely go towards our recovery and then the rest was to be divided up amongst ourselves. Not anymore.
While the first portion of proceeds from this song will still go towards recouping our damages, everything else will be donated 50/50 to Planned Parenthood and the ACLU—two organizations that will believe will need support in the days to come. If you have a preference as to which of the two your donation will go to, please notate it in the box at the time of purchase.”
If you like what you hear, you can download the band’s cover of ‘White Flag’ now on a pay-what-you-like basis, either via the embed above, or directly from the band’s BandCamp page (here).