The Our First 100 Days compilation just released its first song today — Angel Olsen’s “Fly On Your Wall.” The compilation, coordinated by Secretly Group and 30 Days, 30 Songs, sees the release of “one rare, unreleased or exclusive song per day” of Trump’s first 100 days in office to raise money for “organizations working on the front lines of climate, women’s rights, immigration and fairness.” For contributions of $30, donators will get access to all 100 songs being released.
Besides Olsen, other artists set to release music for the compilation include Mitski, How to Dress Well, Toro Y Moi, Will Oldham, PWR BTTM, Waxahatchee, Porches, Whitney, and, it would seem, about 90 more. (Unless, of course, some artist double up on songs.) Olsen’s track can be heard below, and donations/subscriptions for the whole compilation can be made here.
In an interview last year with Casual Band Blogger, Olsen spoke about “Fly On Your Wall,” which apparently was originally written for her 2016 album My Woman:
There were other songs that I had written that I couldn’t fit on this record. I really wanted to but they’ll come out later and we’re going to play them live anyway. One of them is called “Fly On The Wall” and the other is “Special.”
They’re both real dark, John Cale, Velvet Underground inspired, real wirey sounding… One of them goes on for 9 minutes. It’s its own piece, in a way.
The the funds will go to All Above All, whose aim is to “restore public insurance coverage so that every woman, however much she makes, can get affordable, safe abortion care when she needs it,” Cosecha, “a nonviolent movement fighting for permanent protection, dignity, and respect for the 11 million undocumented immigrants in this country,” Hoosier Action, “a new project focused on building the political power of working families and individuals in the state of Indiana,” People’s Climate Movement, who’re actively organizing to rally throughout the first 100 hours of Trump’s presidency to “set a tone that we will not stand for any attempts to undermine the fight for justice,” and Southerners on New Ground, “a regional Queer Liberation organization made up of people of color, immigrants, undocumented people, people with disabilities, working class and rural and small town, LGBTQ people in the South.”
Listen to the track: