Carole King has shared a new version of a song she first released more than three decades ago, inspired by the Women’s March on Washington on Saturday and all its sister marches around the world.
In an essay to the Huffington Post, King said she was releasing her updated version of “One Small Voice” to support protests against President Donald Trump.
“It will take the strength and persistence of many small voices to overcome the lies of the loudest voice with our message of truth, dignity, and decency,” she wrote.
The song relays the story of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic The Emperor’s New Clothes, praising the “One small voice speaking with the values/ we were taught as children.”
In King’s essay, the iconic singer-songwriter wrote about her own march in the small town of Stanely, Idaho, and how it struck a chord with the song’s sentiments.
“On January 21, 2017 men, women, and children of all ages with a variety of political views marched peacefully in ‘Women’s Marches’ on seven continents around the world,” she wrote. “I marched in a snowstorm in Stanley, Idaho (pop. 63) with 29 other people comprising half the town. I carried a handmade sign that said ‘One Small Voice’ because I’ve never stopped believing that one small voice plus millions of other small voices is exactly how we change the world.”
Listen to Kings’ new version of “One Small Voice” here: