BAD RELIGION Share New Song 'What Are We Standing For': Stream

15 October 2020
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Venerable L.A. punks BAD RELIGION have returned with a new single, “What Are We Standing For”. It’s a sincere political anthem just in time for the impending November election.

The song’s titular question is on the minds of many this election season, with the future course of US politics seemingly at stake. Per the press release, “What Are We Standing For” is in solidarity with athletes who decline to stand during the national anthem and for those who have “taken a knee to protest police brutality and racism.”
In this time of tribal nationalism, dissent, as a form of political speech, is vital to democracy,” co-songwriter and guitarist Brett Gurewitz remarked.
The track is an outtake from BAD RELIGION’s 2019 album, The Age of Unreason, and would have fit nicely on that record. It’s a rollicking uptempo rocker with catchy chords and some sick pick slides — a BAD RELIGION staple.