Portugal. The Man show the bad side of low voter turnout

'The world doesn't work when we're operating at 36%'

October 9, 2020

Election Day is right around the corner and Portugal. The Man has a simple message. Vote.

The band took a creative measure to showcase just how low turnout was amongst voters ages 18-29. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, only 36% of eligible voters aged 18-29 voted in the 2018 midterm election.

In order to increase turnout and show just how low that number is, Portugal. The Man took their hit song “Feel It Still” and stripped away 64% leaving the song at 36% completion.

“The world doesn’t work when we’re operating at 36%. Everyone needs to show up and vote in this election,” the band wrote in an Instagram post.

The message Portugal. The Man is sending is loud and clear. 36% is not enough. Still, the stripped-down version of the song sounds pretty good attesting to the sheer talent of the  band.

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