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Friday, January 31, 2014

Rookie Mag Releases "We Are the World" Remake Called "Go Forth, Feminist Warriors"

Posted by on Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 3:38 PM

Aaaaaaaaaaand Friday's over! I called it! It's time for the weekend. Why? Well, Rookie (our favorite online magazine for teen girls/everyone) just released this theme song they've been working on with their favorite artists. Special guests include Kimya Dawson, Carrie Brownstein, Thao Nguyen, Tegan and Sara, etc.

According to the accompanying article, it was created on the theme of "a feminist 'We Are the World'" and with the goal of creating "a song that also could sound totally and not-at-all serious (no offense, ghost of Michael Jackson!)." It is here:

Full credits:
“Go Forth, Feminist Warriors.”
Lyrics by Lloyd & Michael (Katy Davidson and Marianna Ritchey/ASCAP Solo Wanderer) with the Rookie staff.
Rap verse by Psalm One. Pizza freestyle by Carrie Brownstein. Music by Lloyd & Michael.
Performed by (in order of appearance) Katie Crutchfield, MNDR, Kate Nash, Kimya Dawson, Suzy X., Tavi, Katy Davidson, Marianna Ritchey, Geneviève Castrée, Thao Nguyen, Storey Littleton, Tegan and Sara, Dee Dee Penny, Ted Leo, Aimee Mann, Psalm One, and Carrie Brownstein.
Mixed by Chad Clark.

Sure, it's probably not for everyone but, like all things from Rookie, it comes off as both totally eager and authentic and totally self-aware. Nails "totally serious" and "not-at-all serious"? CHECK. Makes you laugh? CHECK. Makes you nod your head a bit? CHECK. Go forth, feminist warriors! Enjoy your weekend! GO HAWKS! Good night! Let's all go home and/or time-travel back to being 16!

 

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