Jason Aldean was capable of get a bit of juice out of his right-leaning music — and now, one other man’s doing the identical factor … however he is not even near as well-known, which is fascinating.
The dude’s title is Oliver Anthony, and he is a man-of-the-land dwelling in Farmville, Virginia — nevertheless, he is additionally a musician … and a music he simply launched, “Wealthy Males North of Richmond,: is catching fireplace amongst conservatives everywhere in the nation … in only a 24-hour window, too.
The explanation … the monitor (and the music video, too, it appears) is resonating with of us in a grassroots type of method — seeing how he is performing it out within the woods, and in a really stripped-down surroundings. Plus, sure … OA undoubtedly has expertise — a singular sound, certainly.
Now, as for the precise lyrics … they appear to stroll the road between the everyman, working-class American POV and far-right sentiments — relies on the way you have a look at it, we suppose.
Oliver addresses D.C. politicians — with out explicitly figuring out a celebration — sucking People dry and wanting whole management of their lives … whereas happening to lament social ills, together with seemingly slamming the welfare system. He additionally seems to reference Jeffrey Epstein. 👀
Within the wake of Oliver importing this to streaming platforms, it appears to be like prefer it’s been spiking in gross sales — with some websites exhibiting it is #1 on iTunes … that means it has been bought a crap-ton because it went up, however would not essentially account for streaming numbers. Not but, anyway.
A number of right-wing influencers are praising Oliver’s music/his ardour, and a few politicians are chiming in as effectively with a giant thumbs up — together with Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene.
As for Oliver, he is overwhelmed by the eye — saying he’ll be performing domestically in the meanwhile. It stays to be seen if ‘RMNOR’ could have the identical chart success Aldean just lately skilled, however primarily based on the groundswell already … it is definitely doable.
It is a fairly fascinating pattern we’re seeing — it seems when right-wingers understand one thing (like a music) they assume addresses their grievances/views, they lean into it … and, from the small pattern dimension we have seen, it may be efficient within the market.
Capitalism, child … it reigns supreme.