Song of the Day (America Week): Donnie “Our New National Anthem”
Months after 9/11, soul singer Donnie released a song that laid out his vision of healing after one of the biggest blows we’d suffered as a nation. “Our New National Anthem” was featured on his stellar debut album The Colored Section as well as an exclusive 7″ release on Giant Step. The design of the latter makes it an artifact of a dark period – particularly for an artist based in New York at the time – as well as a collector’s item. The contrast between where we were then and where we are now is vast, but “Our New National Anthem” has the seed of hope that is necessary for citizens to face a collective horror and focus on what can truly make America great.