'Commander in Chief': Finneas praises Demi Lovato's 'bravery', says it's an 'honor' to produce Trump diss track
Just off the back of Demi Lovato's new single, Finneas O'Connell had much to say in support of the pop star.
Lovato’s latest single is titled 'Commander in Chief', and as the moniker suggests, it’s theme is about President Donald Trump. 'Commander in Chief' is essentially a diss track that repeatedly throws shade on the current POTUS and calls out his response to racial injustice, the Covid-19 pandemic and more.
The song is hard-hitting and confronting over a gospel-fused pop ballad with lyrics like "We're in a state of crisis, people are dying. While you line your pockets deep. Commander in chief, how does it feel to still be able to breathe?" and "We’ll be in the streets while you’re bunkerin’ down." Listen to it below.
Demi Lovato spoke about the new song and its conception in a recent candid interview with CNN, saying, "There's been so many times that I've wanted to write the President a letter or sit down with him and ask him these questions." The singer noted, "And then I thought, I don't really actually want to do that and I thought one way that I could do that is writing a song and releasing it for the whole world to hear and then he has to answer those questions to everyone and not just me."
Finneas, who helmed the production on Lovato's new song, took to his social media on October 14 after its release to voice his support for her "bravery" in calling out the president. Sharing a picture of the 'Commander in Chief' cover art on Instagram, Finneas wrote, "I think people underestimate the bravery it takes to put out a song like this when your platform is as large as Demi’s is. But I’m sure if you asked her, she’d tell you it was her responsibility." Finneas then noted, "It was an honor to produce this one for the wildly talented Demi Lovato." Check out his latest post here.
Finneas and his comments drew much love of their own from fans. "So beyond amazing" described a fan of his post while another wrote, legends supporting legends." One fan said, "PERIOD PRODUCER OF THE YEAR." Another fan shared, "YOU WORKED WITH DEMI?! IM MAD PROUD OF BOTH OF YOU ILY BOTH." "Finally getting the recognition u deserve," added a fan.
Demi Lovato has also been encouraging her followers to vote. Pointing fans to I Will Vote's website, the singer wrote, “Please join me and vote in this year’s election."