Jimmy Eat World Add ‘My Enemy’ to Anti-Trump Music Campaign

The track is part of '30, Days, 30 Songs."

By Amanda Wicks

Jimmy Eats World have contributed another song to the Anti-Trump campaign, ’30 Days, 30 Songs,’ releasing the new track “My Enemy.”

Related: Death Cab for Cutie Kick Off Anti-Trump Campaign ’30 Days, 30 Songs’

The band accompanied the track with a statement about Trump’s “Us vs. Them” rhetoric. “There are dangerous and very real consequences for using fear of ‘The Other’ to motivate a potential electorate,” they wrote. “While that’s nothing new in politics, what is newly alarming in context of the current presidential campaign is how seemingly effective that strategy has been for a certain candidate.”

“That candidate used the low-hanging fruit of fear mongering to gain his initial momentum and continues to employ variations of it to sustain his place,” they continued. “The only way to steer yourself against that kind of manipulation is to do the real self-work in discovering and letting go of your own fears. While that pursuit is difficult because it means fighting against your own ego, it remains worth the effort – not just for what it can do for us as individuals but even more for what it can do for our collective society. Are you willing to accept that maybe, just possibly what you feel as a threat, isn’t?”

The campaign has, like it sounds, released one song per day in the month leading up to the presidential election on November. 8. Listen to “My Enemy” below:

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