The Strokes have previewed a new song, “Starting Again,” in an ad supporting New York City Mayoral candidate Maya Wiley.
The Strokes have been recently showing their support for Wiley in NYC’s mayoral election. They performed a benefit livestream in May and an in-person concert for Wiley in June.
The new song was co-written by Strokes singer Julian Casablancas and former New Radicals frontman Gregg Alexander and co-produced by Alexander and David Kahne.
“In an era of voter suppression and mega donors dismantling democracy, it’s crucial to remember New York City is too important to risk handing the reins of America’s most diverse metropolis to the same kind of party machine that’s controlled NY’s governance for most of the 20th century … one of Brooklyn clubhouse politics, big real-estate money, and mutual back-scratching,” Alexander and Casablancas said in a statement.
They added, “It is time we elect Maya as the city’s first woman mayor to make things better for ALL of our futures.”
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