Today’s a great day, as we get new music from Laurel Sprengelmeyer’s Little Scream! “People, People” is a new version of Little Scream’s single “People,” reimagined lyrically and musically for the new documentary The Gig is Up, out in US theaters today. It arrives with a music video featuring Martha Wainwright, Patrick Watson, TV on the Radio’s Kyp Malone, Arcade Fire’s Richard Reed Parry, and Leif Vollebekk, all of whom perform on “People, People.”
Subtitled “A very human tech doc,” The Gig is Up uncovers the real costs of the platform economy through the lives of workers from around the world. It has been called “a devastating reality check” by The Hollywood Reporter, and “galvanizing and moving” by Variety.
Little Scream on “People, People” and The Gig is Up:
Musicians are the original gig workers, and with companies fighting to lower the amount of royalties we receive, artists are being impacted in much the same way that the Uber drivers and “mechanical turk” workers in the film are. Since we’re all facing the same downward market pressure on wages, I feel like solidarity with these movements is really important.