DATE: OCTOBER 9, 2020
FROM: MARCEE RONDAN
“THE SIMPSONS” AND “SPINAL TAP” STAR
RELEASES TENTH SONG IN DONALD TRUMP SERIES:
“I CAN’T BELIEVE I’M ME”
FROM FORTHCOMING ALBUM
‘THE MANY MOODS OF DONALD TRUMP
I’m winning elections
And adding such class
I brag on erections
And I kick me some ass
Who says a Pres can’t rule by decree (not me!)
When Congress believes
You gotta believe
I can’t believe I’m me
LISTEN TO “I CAN’T BELIEVE I’M ME” HERE
Hot on the heels of the announcement of his forthcoming album THE MANY MOODS OF DONALD TRUMP, and following the release of the track “Executive Time,” with the accompanying motion capture video, “The Simpsons” and “Spinal Tap” star Harry Shearer has just released the tenth song in the collection.
As the medicated president huffs and puffs his way towards the final lap of the race to the White House, in “I Can’t Believe I’m Me,” SHEARER has the incumbent blasting out a “brassy, craggy worst-of-Broadway anthem” in praise of his not-so-private passion…himself.
SHEARER says of the song that lists all the attributes that Trump finds most attractive in himself:
“When Donald Trump first rode down that escalator, all most of us saw was his unabashed delight in himself. The rest came later.”
SHEARER recently explained the album to the ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER, “We ended up having a president that, turns out, demands our daily, if not constant, attention. I decided to comply with his demands and I do pay attention.”
HARRY SHEARER has vocally portrayed every U.S. president of his lifetime. Donald Trump is the third he has portrayed physically, having previously played Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan on screen.
With music and lyrics by Harry Shearer, “I Can’t Believe I’m Me” features SHEARER on lead vocal, Wayne Bergeron and Chris Walden on trumpets, Jeff Driskill on saxes, Juliane Gralle and Chris Walden on trombones, Andrew Synowiec on guitar, Gregg Bissonette on drums and CJ Vanston on piano, bass and strings. The horn and string arrangement are by HARRY SHEARER, CJ Vanston and Chris Walden. THE MANY MOODS OF DONALD TRUMP is produced by CJ Vanston on Twanky Records.
THE MANY MOODS OF DONALD TRUMP
Available October 30 on CD, Digitally and Vinyl
Album details below:
THE MANY MOODS OF DONALD TRUMP album track listing is as follows
1. I Can’t Believe I’m Me
Available to watch here
As the medicated president huffs and puffs his way towards the final lap of the race to the White House, in I CAN’T BELIEVE I’M ME, Shearer has the incumbent blasting out a ‘brassy, craggy worst-of-Broadway anthem’ in praise of his not so private passion…himself
When Donald Trump first rode down that escalator, all most of us saw was his unabashed delight in himself. The rest came later.
2. I Can’t Drive Anymore
To be released on October 2
Available to watch here
Shearer Trump performing an old style New Orleans number in praise his senior advisor, Jared Kushner. Always mentioned as one of Trump’s top aides, Jared Kushner has been given a portfolio that ranges from Middle-East peace to the pandemic. His success rate speaks for itself.
4. Stormy Daniels
A lush string filled ode to passion, power and pay-off.
What good is hush money when it buys so little hush?
5. Bill of Love
To be released October 16
6. Executive Time
A languorous love of leisure ballad in which Shearer as Trump sings wistfully of those long periods of contemplation and nothingness between unnecessary briefings from so called ‘experts.
When does the President get the time to watch all the TV news? It’s a big section of his daily schedule.
7. I Never Knew Him
An eclectic musical mix in which Trump demonstrates that he might not have “one of the greatest memories of all time” as he purges his contact book and airbrushes his history of those who may be an impediment to his ratings.
A very famous guy has so many people claiming to be his friends or family. It’s always important to clear the air.
8. Very Stable Genius
A power ballad in which Trump vaunts his own intellectual prowess combined with his calm and balanced disposition.
When a person refers to himself with that phrase once, it’s newsworthy. When he does it repeatedly, it’s songworthy.
9. Number One Son
An electric chop suey, listing all Donald Jrs qualities and Trump’s new found love for the boy who serves him well.
The apple doesn’t fall far from the refrigerator.
A southern rock tribute to the state that holds a special place in the President’s “heart”.
The trouble with official hurricane forecast maps is that they don’t often include Sharpie additions. When it’s the state that gave your Presidential campaign its kickoff, a Sharpie warning is the least you can do.
Alternating stanzas of pumped-up disco and plaintive folk rock to represent the alternating “up” and “down” approaches taken to the pandemic by the President.
Emerson once said “Petty consistency is the hobgoblin of small minds.” Trump agrees, though he may not quite understand it.
A ‘prog rock revenge anthem’, the president basks in the sheer vitriolic joy on offer when its time to settle scores.
When you’re impeached, and survive, the natural human impulse is balls-out revenge.
13. He Lies
To be released October 23
For more about HARRY SHEARER, click here.
Here’s a link to HARRY SHEARER’s series of Trump-themed songs.