The New Radicals, 90’s band that has only released one album “Maybe You’ve Been Brainwashed Too” (1998) but has two massive hits: “You Get What You Give” and “Someday We’ll Know” will reunite for the first time in 20 years for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris virtual parade, that will mark the beginning of his administration. The band will perform their biggest hit “You Get What You Give”.
New Radicals frontman Gregg Alexander said about the performance:
“If there’s one thing on Earth that would possibly make us get the band together, if only for a day, it is the hope that our song could be even the tiniest beacon of light in such a dark time. America knows in its heart that things will get bright again with a new administration. And a real plan for vaccines on the way. That’s the message of the song… this world is gonna pull through.”
“Performing the song again after such a long time is a huge honor. Because we all have deep respect for Beau’s military service. And such high hopes for the unity and normalcy Joe and Kamala will bring our country again in this time of crisis.”
According to Rolling Stone, the song also has a deep connection with the Biden family, since in Joe Biden’s 2017 autobiography, Promise Me, Dad, he wrote that “You Get What You Give” became the family’s rallying “theme song” for son Beau Biden during his battle with cancer.
Biden said: “During breakfast, Beau would often make me listen to what I thought was his theme song, ‘You Get What You Give’ by the New Radicals. Even though Beau never stopped fighting and his will to live was stronger than most. I think he knew that this day might come. The words to the song are: This whole damn world can fall apart. You’ll be ok, follow your heart.”