Tracy Chapman Performs "Talkin' 'Bout a Revolution" on 'Late Night'
The singer-songwriter made her live first appearance in years to encourage viewers to vote
Published Nov 03, 2020Legendary singer-songwriter Tracy Chapman made a rare live appearance for Seth Meyers' Late Night yesterday (November 2) to perform her 1988 song "Talkin' 'Bout a Revolution."
Chapman's appearance bookended the final night before the U.S. commences one of its most fraught elections in recent history — and it's clear her involvement on Late Night was not happenstance. Aside from the song's political message, Chapman ended the clip by stepping out of frame to reveal a sign that simply read "VOTE."
"This is the most important election of our lifetime," she said in a previously released statement. "It is imperative that everyone vote to restore our democracy."
Meyers added: "I've always thought Tracy Chapman's music skips your ears and goes straight to your heart. I'm so honoured and excited to have her on the show. She's living proof you can be a great artist while also speaking out for what you believe in."
Watch her performance below.