Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Sufjan Stevens: Star-Spangled Banner

I stayed up far past my bedtime last night to watch all of the US election coverage, and essentially, to see for myself that the decision was one I felt I could sleep soundly with. It absolutely was.

I'm sure everyone has had their fair share of poltiical opinion overload, so I won't dwell on the many (many) reasons I'm elated with this outcome. I will, however, say that I'm just so very (relieved and) proud of our southern neighbours for re-electing someone who inspires hope, change and a better future. Here are a few memorable photos from the re-elected leader's campaign, and an astounding contemporary take on the United States national anthem. Well done, Sufjan - this building, instrumental spin on the "Star-Spangled Banner" is appropriately every bit as triumphant as last night's results. It takes a talented artist to change one of North America's oldest anthems to depict a new sounding nationalism, in an equally beautiful way.


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