Last week, Car Seat Headrest
shared a special version of their latest track "War Is Coming (If You Want It)" as part of Bandcamp's fundraiser for the Transgender Law Center. The alternate mix was available for one day only, but don't worry if you missed it: the official version is finally here.
The title and refrain of this song are references to John Lennon's iconic "Happy Xmas (War Is Over),"
a much more blatantly peaceful tune. In typically wry fashion, Car Seat Headrest's Will Toledo described "War Is Coming" as a song about not murdering people, which unfortunately feels all too necessary for the current state of our society. After the deplorable events in Charlottesville this weekend, this song reminds us of the power of individuals and the importance of raising your voice.
Despite any criticism, the input of artists at a moment filled with such spiteful conflict is not only inspiring, but also vital. Even though the Bandcamp fundraiser is over and Car Seat Headrest raised nearly $2k on their own, you can still donate to the Transgender Law Center here