It is St. Patty’s Week, which means it is the week of Dropkick Murphys!
Every year, we enjoy a week long festivity celebrating with green beer and all things Irish with the band and this year is no exception.
This year is even more special, on the heels of their St. Patrick’s Day show at the House of Blues in Boston (which was livestreamed), Dropkick has just released a heartfelt rendition of “We Shall Overcome.”
WE SHALL OVERCOME
The video and single are now available and per the band, “The song is woven vividly into American history – not only as the celebrated anthem of the American Civil Rights Movement of the late 1950s and 1960s, but also as a protest song in the earlier labor movement. Both the history and message of the song resonated with Dropkick Murphys, longtime champions of the downtrodden and the working class.”
Dropkick Murphys founder Ken Casey said, “I’ve always found this to be such a powerful protest song, as we all know from its importance in both the civil rights and labor movements, but what I love the most is its positivity. The message of hope is needed now more than ever. Also, nobody has done a loud, ballsy rock version – so it just needed to happen!”
The song comes from the digital-only expanded version of “Turn Up That Dial” which is due out on Friday. The new edition includes three bonus tracks: “We Shall Overcome,” and the cover songs “James Connolly” and “The Bonny.”
No matter how you celebrate, or where you call home, Dropkick has your back!