Hollerado Release New Video Tackling Donald Trump’s Presidency

JUNO award-winning rock foursome Hollerado have released a video for their latest single “Grief Money” from their upcoming album Born Yesterday. The new album is set to release April 14th via Royal Mountain Records.

The timely video shines an unapologetically harsh light on the current state of politics and journalism in the United States. Featuring a series of news clips from the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the video comments on the dangers of Donald Trump’s “fake news” assertion and the absurdity of his presidency.

“We are now way past the point of worrying about being cheesy in a song. We have to say something whenever we have the chance,” explains lead singer Menno Versteeg, “It doesn’t even have to be articulate, as long as the intention is true, the message will send…Small acts of kindness and protest WILL make a difference.”

In a time when the people in power preach intolerance and block journalists from news briefings, the voices of artists are as important as ever. “Grief Money” sends a powerful message of protest and change. Telling a story of greed, the video cleverly takes clips of Donald Trump and his team appearing on the news and dubs the clips with the lyrics to the song. The chorus unashamedly chants, “I want more. I want more. Grief money!”

Watch the video here.To read the band’s full statement regarding the new single, visit their Facebook page.

Born Yesterday is now available for pre-order on iTunes and through the band’s online store.

Hollerado are currently on tour in Europe with Sum 41 until March and will be touring across Canada this summer. All tour dates are listed below.

Opening for Sum 41:
Mar 2 – Brixton Academy, London
Mar 3 – Academy, Bristol
Mar 4 – Rock City, Nottingham
Mar 6 – Guildhall, Southampton

Canadian tour dates:
April 19 – Phoenix Concert Theatre- Canadian Music Week Indies w/ Indie88
May 11 – La Sala Rossa – Montreal, QC
May 12 – Zaphod Beeblebrox – Ottawa, ON
May 25 – Starlight – Waterloo, ON
May 26 – Warehouse – St. Catharines, ON
May 27 – Mills Hardware – Hamilton, ON
May 29 – Townhouse – Sudbury, ON
May 31 – Crocks – Thunder Bay, ON
June 1 – Park Theater – Winnipeg, MB
June 2 – Amigos – Saskatoon, SK
June 3 – Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB
June 4 – Bo’s Bar – Red Deer, AB
June 7 – Habitat – Kelowna, BC
June 8 – The Queens – Nanaimo, BC
June 9 – Sugar – Victoria, BC
June 10 – Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC
June 12 – Garibaldi Lift Company – Whistler, BC
June 14 – The Flying Steamshovel – Rossland, BC
June 15 – The Marquee – Calgary, AB
June 17 – Exchange – Regina, SK

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