The Accidentals Drop “Heavy Flag” November 2nd
Recorded in Los Angeles with Grammy-award-winning producer John Congleton (St Vincent, Lana Del Ray, The Decemberists) “Heavy Flag” is a “call-to-action” song about the cost of societal apathy, and about the power of humanity to affect change.
The Accidentals' Sav Buist wrote the song thinking about the future, the weight and responsibility of her generation to care for our resources and for each other. Joe Rosenthal’s iconic 1945 photo of the Raising of the Flag on Iwo Jima served as powerful reference and the inspiration for the title. “The weight of that flag, both physical and psychological struck me as a powerful statement” said Buist, adding “The time for that statement is now”.
The song drops November 2nd just in time for the midterms- and serves as a reminder that the best way to protect what we care about is to VOTE.
The Accidentals kicked off 2018 with the release of their debut label album, Odyssey, on Sony Masterworks and toured 200 days in support. Both album and live shows were met with critical acclaim from the likes of NPR, Huffington Post and Billboard.
Determined to share “Heavy Flag” with the world before the mid-terms, the band has chosen to self-release the song. To be alerted when the song drops, check in with The Accidentals on Spotify.