Los Angeles punk elders Bad Religion responded to our fucked political climate last year with their latest album Age Of Unreason. And now today, in the midst of a possibly even more fucked political climate, they’ve shared a new outtake from that LP, “What Are We Standing For.”
“What Are We Standing For” is a song in support of athletes like Colin Kaepernick who take a knee to protest racism and police brutality: “Don’t know what they’re standing for anymore/ Show some understanding for/ Those who kneel to implore know just what they’re standing for.”
“In this time of tribal nationalism, dissent, as a form of political speech, is vital to democracy,” says co-songwriter and guitarist Brett Gurewitz. Listen to “What Are We Standing For” below.