Blues guitarist Gary Clark Jr. and indie-rock trio Sir Sly have teamed up for a new single, “Citizen”, released last week in recognition of President Joe Biden‘s inauguration on Wednesday.

Sir Sly carries the main bulk of the song while Clark’s guitar gradually joins in with some ferocious-sounding overdubs building up to the single’s climactic end.

The song’s lyrics are an assertive, unapologetic call towards supporters of former President Donald Trump, as vocalist Landon Jacobs is heard singing, “Little red hat, signal white pride/ What’re you thinking? What’re you thinking?/ White lie, sign of the times/ What’s the dream you’ve been dreaming?/ You will never make anything great again/ And you’re not my friend/ Can I get an amen?”

A statement from Landon shared with the single’s release notes,

“Stay out of politics” is something that a lot of people comment on the internet these days. No one wants their beloved musicians, athletes, actors, etc. to say anything political. But how can we not write honestly about the world around us? “Citizen” is a song aimed at shutting down this notion of keeping quiet.

Listen to the new song in the video below.

Sir Sly, Gary Clark Jr. – “Citizen”

[Video: Sir Sly]