The Strokes Preview New Song “Starting Again” in Maya Wiley Ad
The Strokes have been throwing their support behind Maya D. Wiley in New York’s mayoral election, performing a benefit livestream in May and an in-person concert for Wiley in June. The band has now previewed the new song “Starting Again” in an ad supporting Wiley. Watch below. Plus, scroll down to watch the Strokes’ performance of the national anthem from the livestream event.
Julian Casablancas co-wrote “Starting Again” with New Radicals’ Gregg Alexander, who also co-produced the song with David Kahne. In a joint statement, Casablancas and Alexander said:
In an era of voter suppression and mega donors dismantling democracy, it’s crucial to remember New York City is too important to risk handing the reins of America’s most diverse metropolis to the same kind of party machine that's controlled NY’s governance for most of the 20th century… one of Brooklyn clubhouse politics, big real-estate money, and mutual back-scratching. It is time we elect Maya as the city’s first woman mayor to make things better for ALL of our futures.
Earlier this year, Gregg Alexander revived New Radicals for an Inauguration Day performance of “You Get What You Give.”