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'FU Moscow Mitch' Is a Much-Needed Anthem for Frustrated Liberals

KiKi Holli

Feminist singer KiKi Holli is calling out the Senate majority leader's BS through a parody of "Sweet Home Alabama."

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A singer is giving the bird to Mitch McConnell to the tune of "Sweet Home Alabama."

KiKi Holli -- a music persona created by the artist Kirsten Holly Smith -- has released "FU Moscow Mitch," a searing and lyrical condemnation of the Senate majority leader.

In the spoof of the Lynyrd Skynyrd classic, Kiki Holli takes aim at the Republican politician and his colleagues for packing the judiciary with anti-abortion conservatives, rejecting President Obama's Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland, and ushering in a man accused of sexual assault to the nation's highest court -- Brett Kavanaugh.

"Fuck you, Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump too," Kiki Holli sings. "Fuck you, Brett Kavanaugh, lord and Lindsey Graham too."

The release of "FU Moscow Mitch" coincides with another pivotal moment for the U.S. Senate, which has just begun impeachment proceedings against the president for allegedly withholding federal funds from Ukraine in an attempt to extract information about a political rival, former Vice President Joe Biden.

As McConnell has signaled that he would not take the impeachment seriously, despite the tide of mounting evidence, the timing for a song venting frustration against him couldn't be better, KiKi Holli said in a statement.

"I hope this song is as cathartic for the viewers as it was for me to sing it," the feminist songwriter said. "I'd rather talk about what I am for instead of what I am against, but sometimes you just need to shine a light on a dark background to make your point."

Doug Grean, who has worked with Velvet Revolver and Sheryl Crow, produced the "FU Moscow Mitch" video while also playing acoustic guitar in it. KiKi Holli's debut album, also produced by Grean, will be released later this year.

Smith is known for creating and starring in Forever Dusty, a musical based on the life and work of Dusty Springfield. She will headline a 50th-anniversary concert for Springfield's classic album Dusty in Memphis this spring at the Theater at Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.

Watch "FU Moscow Mitch" below.

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Daniel Reynolds

Daniel Reynolds is the editor of social media for The Advocate. A native of New Jersey, he writes about entertainment, health, and politics.
Daniel Reynolds is the editor of social media for The Advocate. A native of New Jersey, he writes about entertainment, health, and politics.