Directed by Hannah Welever. From Bought to Rot, out now on Bloodshot.
Oh come on, lighten up, people. It’s funny. The video’s kind of dumb but the song is hilarious.
I hate the Cubs, the Sox, the Blackhawks and the Bulls
I couldn’t give a shit about the Pumpkins, Slint or Wilco
Grace told Greg Kot, “While the song is meant in jest, Chicago prides itself in being a mean, nasty city — we’re jerks — and it’s a hard place to live. There is terrifying gun violence, government corruption, brutal winters. It’s strange being in a place you’re at odds with, but yet you live there. It’s also strange being a writer who’s identified with being from Florida. But I can’t write songs from Florida anymore, because I live in Chicago now. I finally wrapped my head around that idea. […] It speaks to what Chicago is about. People get it. It’s a hard city to live in, but we’re all in it together.”
And If I die in this shithole
Float my corpse down the Calumet
‘Cause I’d rather rot in Gary
Now that’s just crazy talk.