See Tracy Chapman sing on Seth Meyer’s “Go Vote” in Uncommon TV Efficiency
Tracy Chapman made a rare television appearance on today’s episode of Late Night with Seth Meyers. She played her song “Talkin ‘Bout a Revolution” from her self-titled debut. The partially silhouetted performance airs the night before election day and closes the song with a slight lyrical change. “I’m talking about a revolution / going to vote,” she sang as the word “VOTE” came up behind her. Check it out below.
While Chapman has largely slipped from the spotlight in recent years, she has occasionally appeared publicly for political reasons. In 2004, she joined Bruce Springsteen and REM during stops on the Vote For Change tour that confirmed John Kerry’s offer for the presidency.
In September, a judge ruled Chapman’s 2018 copyright infringement suit against Nicki Minaj for her song “Sorry,” which interpolates Chapman’s “Baby Can I Hold You,” stating that the interpolation was protected by fair use doctrine .
Read Pitchfork’s article “33 Musicians On Why They Vote in the 2020 Elections” article.