HARRY SHEARER, as Donald Trump, has just released a new song in a series which runs with a song a week leading up the November election. “I NEVER KNEW HIM” is the seventh track of a song cycle in which the star of “The Simpsons” and “Spinal Tap” explores the often absurd and sometimes sinister vagaries of the presidential mind during his time in office. Listen to the song here and watch the lyric video here.
“I NEVER KNEW HIM” has SHEARER as Trump demonstrating that he might not have “one of the greatest memories of all time” as he purges his contact book and airbrushes his history of those who may be an impediment to his ratings. From Stormy, to Kelly, to Rudy and on, “I NEVER KNEW HIM” proves that, in SHEARER’s words:
“A very famous guy has so many people claiming to be his friends or family. It’s always important to clear the air.”
The eclectic musical mix features SHEARER on lead vocals as Trump, with backing by Sharlotte Gibson and CJ Vanston, Marc Bonilla on guitar, Toss Panos on drums and CJ Vanston on all other instruments. The track is released by Twanky Records.
“I NEVER KNEW HIM” follows the old-school R&B anthem to Jared Kushner “SON IN LAW”; the disco/plaintive folk number celebrating Trump’s consistent inconsistency in his approach to the pandemic “COVID-180″; VERY STABLE GENIUS” a low-power power-ballad, in which the leader of the free world vaunts his self-proclaimed intellectual prowess combined with his calm and balanced disposition; “STORMY DANIELS,” a romantic ballad of passion, power and pay off; and last week’s “ALABAMA,” a southern rock style tribute to the state that holds such a special place in Trump’s “heart”; and “NUMBER ONE SON,”Donald Sr.’s “electric chop suey” paean to his eldest child Donald Jr.
HARRY SHEARER has vocally portrayed every U.S. president of his lifetime. Donald Trump is the third he has portrayed physically, having previously played Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan on screen.
Harry Shearer says of the series of Trump themed song series:
“My Donald Trump is almost as eager for continued public attention as the ‘real’ Trump.”