Doveman’s Trump Response Song ‘Requiem’ Damns the President-elect With His Own Words

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As you sort through the many possible varieties of despair in response to the election, you might turn to art for comfort or perhaps protest. In his new song "Requiem," Thomas Bartlett, who performs under the name Doveman, offers an unnerving mixture of both. The piece layers soundbites from Trump's speeches and rallies over the slow march of a piano melody and and a call-and-response refrain of "build the wall." The result is a literal crescendo of hate, both hellish and hypnotic. If there are any brave documentarians left to look back on the Trump presidency when it ends, they now have the start of their soundtrack.