CORK’S Mick Flannery has collaborated with American singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell on a new track, the entire proceeds of which will go to an organisation which promotes fair elections in the US.
The duo have just released a new song, titled Minnesota in the hopes of raising money for Fair Fight, an American based association which also encourages voter participation.
Mitchell, who was recently voted one of TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People, takes the lead vocal throughout the ballad, which is focused on the complex relationship between an American citizen and her own country at a point of real disillusionment with the personality of her state.
Flannery, who now lives in Clare, wrote the song during lockdown.
“It is written from a female perspective, which is one reason I asked Anaïs Mitchell to sing the song, aside from the fact that I’ve been a fan of Anaïs’ work for many years now.
“She being an American citizen also gives it better authority than mine,” said Flannery.