“Presidential campaigns may inspire people to vote, but they rarely inspire people to compose music. Jazz pianist Marcus Roberts takes up the challenge on a new EP called Race for the White House, which explores the personas of four different candidates from this year’s election cycle.
One of those candidates is Donald Trump; you can hear the song Roberts wrote to represent him below. It features a whistle, which he says is meant to express a particular vision of Trump.
“That symbolizes Donald just looking over his vast estate and just chilling and just having a great time,” Roberts says. “And then the trumpet interrupts him just to make a bold statement of, ‘I’m going to make America great again, all by myself.'”“