The String Cheese Incident Shares New Single ‘Illegal’

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The String Cheese Incident shared “Illegal,” the latest SCI Sound Lab single. The studio recording was written by the band’s drummer, Michael Travis.

Relix premiered the “politically charged” new track that also features Travis on lead vocals. Here’s what the drummer said about the song:

The initial idea for the song “Illegal” came from the chorus: “Will they make us illegal?” It often seems that there is a dark force trying to round everyone into submission in so many ways and disguises, to keep us in line to be good workers for the system. The verses describe different ways in which that is happening. The first verse is about crushing the weed enthusiasts and psychonauts. The second verse is about crushing poor working class people by keeping wages so low that disaster is a paycheck away. And the third verse, the incredibly effective: burying everybody in a pharma daze so you won’t notice as our freedoms slip away. And finally, when we try to show dissent by marching and protesting, the line of soldiers shut it down. But with a bit of hope of that they someday realize “we’re all one in the end!”

Stream “Illegal” below:

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