Tracy Chapman made a rare appearance on live television last night to sing a moving version of her 1988 song "Talkin' 'Bout a Revolution" on Late Night with Seth Meyers.
In the final chorus, Chapman added "go vote" to the lyrics. “It’s finally the tables are starting to turn/Talkin’ bout a revolution," she sang while playing the guitar. "Oh no/Talkin’ bout a revolution, oh no/Talkin’ bout a revolution, go vote."
While Chapman is very rarely in the spotlight, she told Pitchfork that she decided to do this performance because "this is the most important election of our lifetime. It is imperative that everyone vote to restore our democracy." Meyers added, "I’ve always thought Tracy Chapman’s music skips your ears and goes straight to your heart. I’m so honored and excited to have her on the show. She’s living proof you can be a great artist while also speaking out for what you believe in."
According to the New York Times, nearly 100 million ballots were cast in early voting, almost three-quarters of the total number of votes cast in 2016. If you haven't voted yet, go to vote.org for more information.
Watch Chapman's moving performance below.
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