British folk musician Passenger (born Michael David Rosenberg) has led a quietly successful career since 2003, but it looks as though he’s now landed in the spotlight of controversy with “A Kindly Reminder,” a song that he’s reportedly dedicated to President Donald J. Trump. Based on Passenger’s lyrics, however, we doubt President Trump would enjoy it.
The song discusses, among several other things, climate change, Trump’s travel ban, and the fact that he’s already upset China in his brief tenure as President. Passenger’s lyrics, while catchy, are far from subtle, with lines like “Maybe its because your hands are so small/that’s why you had to build such a big f*cking wall,” and “you’re carving divides through every state/and you’re filling up hearts with fear and hate.”
According to the singer’s Instagram, the proceeds from the song are being “donated to a charity working on the front lines of the refugee phenomenon by providing search and rescue services in the mediterranean to the men, women and children fleeing persecution and violence.” Check out Passenger’s full post below.