Bella Ciao – Goodbye Beautiful

Guitarist Marc Ribot has released a new track from his forthcoming record Songs of Resistance 1948 – 2018, out September 14 (via ANTI-. “Bella Ciao” features vocals from Ribot’s longtime collaborator Tom Waits. It is the first song Waits has been featured on in two years. Listen to the single and watch its Jem Cohen-directed visual (which features footage from anti-Trump demonstrations in Washington D.C.) below.

“Bella Ciao” is an anti-fascist Italian folk ballad. “I played Tom a bunch of the tunes and he immediately bonded with that one,” said Ribot in a statement. “Of course, he brings a certain gravitas to everything he does—my Italian friends say he sounds exactly like an old ‘partigiano’ (resistance fighter)!”

Songs of Resistance 1948 – 2018 has been described by Ribot as a protest record. In a press statement, the guitarist said: “Every movement which has ever won anything has had songs.” Songs of Resistance also features Steve Earle, Justin Vivian Bond, Sam Amidon, and more.

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