He lead our country through civil war. He is the great emancipator, and considered the greatest American President by historians.
And now, 200 years after his birth, he is a (Gothic/Americana) rock star.
In honor of Abraham Lincoln’s 200th birthday, my band, Strawfoot, has taken Lincoln’s words and turned them into a dark song about a man slowly going mad.
Lincoln was a complicated man, he fought a lot of demons. He was also a phenomenal poet.
One of his poems in particular, But Here’s an Object More of Dread really jumped out at me. It was simultaneously ominous and beautiful. It was perfect for Strawfoot.
But Here’s an Object More of Dread was written by Lincoln in 1846, upon returning to his childhood home.
In a letter to close friend, William Johnston, Lincoln wrote:
Included in the letter was the poem But Here’s an Object More of Dread. This being his 200th birthday, it seemed only fitting to bring his poem to life, and put it on our upcoming CD, How We Prospered.
Here it is…I hope we did it justice…the video is just a bunch of our promo shots thrown together to accompany the music…all of the band photography was taken by Marshall Gibson…He’s one of the best at what he does…
I’m no film maker…so if you can do better, please, by all means have at it…we’ll even email you the MP3…
Our CD will be available Halloween.