Heart singer Ann Wilson released a cover for Steve Earle’s song “The Revolution Starts Now”. In an interview with Rolling Stone she said that she recorded the song inspired by how people are divided, even during the Pandemic, that would be a moment that everyone should help each other.
Ann Wilson said about the cover for “The Revolution Starts Now”:
“Things are just building and have been building for a long time for this sort of fever pitch before the election, and I have never seen a time when people have been so divided,” Wilson tells Rolling Stone. “Even with the pandemic, which could have been a real unifier, it seems like there’s the lowest common denominator in human nature at play, where everyone’s just all split up and divided and hating each other. So this song talks about thinking higher.”
“I think it’s a message that it is really good for people to hear right now,” she adds. “It’s a third message — it’s not Trump, it’s not Biden, it’s something else. It’s us.”
Ann also revealed that she was speding the quarantine in Florida but recently rented a tour bus and took a road trip with he husband, Dean Wetter. “Oh man!” she says. “It was amazing this time of year to go through Utah and Wyoming and the mountains. It was just really something. When you roll through all these big cities, they’re so quiet. You can really feel the difference out there in the country.”
Ann said to the magazine that Heart will only reunite and tour if there is a vaccine available. “There’s so many contingencies. We would do that again if we got the offer and things were right. It has to be right. I saw that whole thing with Flaming Lips where they got inside bubbles and put the audience inside individual bubbles. I was like, ‘Oh my God!’ So claustrophobic — and kind of hot and sweaty.”
“I’ve been doing [music] since I was in my mid-teens. So this is the first time in my life I’ve just been living a so-called normal life — and it’s really weird. It’s just so featureless compared to that other life. Most days I really outrun boredom and depression, but not every day. I’m just trying to focus on writing and recording so I don’t I don’t make a thing out of a thing.”