Bon Iver has dropped another brand new track, following on from ‘PDLIF’ back in April, with this one titled ‘AUATC’ (otherwise known as ‘Ate Up All Their Cake’)
Teaming up with a proper unit of fellow artists, the track features the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Jenny Lewis, Jenn Wasner from Wye Oak and more - with the track standing as a call to ‘fight against capitalism and our collective participation in its institutions’.
‘AUATC’ is the second track revealed from Bon Iver’s ‘Season 5’ project, following on from ‘PDLIF’ (which stands for ‘Please Don’t Live In Fear’ btw).
Along with the track, Bon Iver has shared a wider statement on tackling capitalism and creating a better world for all along with links to organisations to support/donate to, which you can check out below:
Each and every person on earth deserves to live fully with dignity, equity, justice, and joy. Instead, our capitalistic societies have created a world that is most supportive of the wealthy and the elite, and the predatory corporations and policies that drive their disproportionate success.
The average person is cast aside and unheard; marginalised communities are further oppressed due to race, economic status, gender, sexual orientation, creed, criminal record, housing stability, education, ability, documentation status, and more. The pandemic further magnifies these grave inequities and this unchecked greed.
We must continue the fight to topple capitalism as we know it, and recognise our collective participation in its dominant institutions. Bon Iver acknowledges our own position within and use of capitalistic practices. It is with recognition of our privilege that we are fully committed to using our unique platform to challenge and change capitalism within our industry, and far beyond.
We must empower and embrace our vulnerable neighbours. We must fight racism and sexism and classism to build a stronger foundation for the home we all deserve. We must support the leaders and organisations working to change our world for the better. From providing safe and stable housing, to empowering women, to liberating incarcerated people, to celebrating art and music, to fighting climate change, these organisations work tirelessly to foster a world that celebrates our humanity on a local, national, and global level. Please explore, support, and take action:
Check out ‘AUATC’ below: