Jesse Dayton Premieres New Single ‘Charlottesville’ with Rolling Stone
Thursday Jesse Dayton premiered his 3rd single, ‘Charlottesville’ form his new album The Outsider, due out on June 8th, with Rolling Stone.
‘Charlottesville’ is a protest song by Dayton tat weighs in on the alt-right rally held in Charlottesville, VA in August of 2017, where a counter protester was killed.
“I saw white men marching, chanting racist slogans, carrying torches and Nazi flags o my TV in 2017 America and had to write this song. I’m shocked we’re not hearing more of these songs. We need them now more than ever,” says Dayton of the coverage of the white supremacist rally. Rolling Stone raves, “The Outsider is Dayton’s first record since 2016’s The Revealer. The previous songs he’s released from the project – ‘Hurtin’ Behind the Pine Curtain’ and ‘May Have to Do It (Don’t Have to Like It’ – have showcased the grittier, crunchier side of his electric guitar playing. While leaning more fully into the blue, ‘Charlottesville’ maintains a world-wearied perspective, but clings fiercely to a message of optimism in the face off social adversity.”
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Jesse Dayton is currently on tour and will be heading to Europe in August. For a list of tour dates, click here.