Gorillaz 'Hallelujah Money' feat. Benjamin Clementine
Forget the excruciating anticipation for the Gorillaz’s 2017 album ‘Humanz’, when the first single surfaced, the project helmed by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett made a strong political statement that resonated with millions around the world. The music video for ‘Hallelujah Money’ dropped the day before Donald Trump’s inauguration and introduced the new, politically charged material. In the video, vocalist Benjamin Clementine is depicted as singing from Trump Tower with lyrics like, “And I've thought the best way to perfect our tree is by building walls. Walls like unicorns in full glory and galore and even stronger than the walls of Jericho”. So far no wall has been built, but Mexico has officially stated they are definitely not going to pay for one.
Moullinex 'Build a Wall?'
Continuing on the theme of Trump’s wall fixation, Lisbon’s Moullinex produced a track titled ‘Build a Wall?’ and released it as a free download around the same time of Trump’s inauguration. With a catchy bass melody, infectious rhythms, retro twangs and tight production, the track is pure class. The best musical Trump trolls are tracks that are actually listenable and Moullinex delivered. He paired the track with a clear message of his sentiment, “Idiots are taking over. Let's build a wall around Donald”. We’re with you Moullinex!