Carole King Reveals Her Political Hopes in New Song 'One': Listen

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Carole King performs at Hyde Park on July 3, 2016 in London. 

Carole King laid out her hopes for the midterm election on Monday (Oct. 29) in her song, "One," along with an equally powerful video. She filmed the clip in the studio formerly known as A&M Studios, where she recorded her critically acclaimed second album, Tapestry, in 1971. "One" marks King's first release in seven years.

Initially written in 1977 for her album Simpler Things, "One" received a modern update after King rewrote the lyrics to the song. The video shows King singing and characteristically playing the piano as she delivers her empowering message full of passion. 

"As I watch the leader of our country dividing us with rhetoric that elicits fear and hatred and emboldens some of his supporters to commit acts of violence, I believe that most of us across party lines have the capacity for compassion," says King. "I believe that most of us care about our neighbors, and that most of us want Love to win. I see 'One' as an antidote to fear, hatred, and violence. I hope the song will empower everyone who hears it to know that he or she can make a difference."

Watch the video for "One" below.

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