Tracy Chapman makes rare TV appearance to perform her 1988 track 'Talkin' Bout a Revolution'

Publish Date
Thursday, 5 November 2020, 11:21AM

Tracy Chapman has returned to television for the first time in years to perform a new rendition of her 1988 track 'Talkin' Bout a Revolution.'

Appearing on Late Night With Seth Meyers earlier this week, the 56-year-old songwriter delivered an important message urging viewers to vote for the 2020 US Presidential Election.

"This is the most important election of our lifetime. It is imperative that everyone vote to restore our democracy," Chapman told the audience prior to her televised broadcast - her first since 2015.

Although Chapman didn't explicitly endorse or condemn a candidate, she did tweak the lyrics of the final chorus to make it relevant to the election, singing: "Talkin’ bout a revolution, go vote."

In his own statement about Chapman's performance, Meyers said: "I've always thought Tracy Chapman's music skips your ears and goes straight to your heart. I'm so honoured and excited to have her on the show. She's living proof you can be a great artist while also speaking out for what you believe in."