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FILE -- Fiona Apple in New York, April 6, 2012. On Jan. 17, 2017, Apple gave the hundreds of thousands of women expected to march in Washington after Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th president of the United States a signature chant, a ten word phrase from her new one-minute track, "Tiny Hands." (Beatrice de Gea/The New York Times)

‘Tiny Hands’

Reclusive singer Fiona Apple releases 10-word song protesting Donald Trump

January 19, 2017

Singer-songwriter Fiona Apple has written a chant called “Tiny Hands” for the hundreds of thousands of women expected to participate in the Women’s March on Washington on Saturday, the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration as U.S. president. The chant, which includes a sample of Trump’s infamous boast about sexually harassing women from a 2005 leaked Access Hollywood recording, features Apple repeating the words, “We don’t want your tiny hands/anywhere near our underpants.”

The track for the song — an apparent reference to the small hands insult that has dogged Trump for decades — was produced and released on SoundCloud by composer Michael Whalen. Trump supporters, not surprisingly, were quick to begin criticizing the piece, arguing that the song constituted “bullying” of the future president of the United States.

Apple, who was described in a 2012 New York Magazine article as a “musical hermit,” has spoken publicly in the past about having been sexually assaulted as the age of 12. In 1997, she famously accepted the MTV award for Best New Artist by deriding the entire music industry. “Tiny Hands” is not the first protest song Apple has written about Trump — this past Christmas, she also shared a satirical take on a holiday classic titled, “Trump’s Nuts Roasting on an Open Fire.”

Listen to “Tiny Hands” below. It’s actually a rather catchy little tune.

Read the full story at The New York Times.


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